Re: Bug#16409: acknowledged by developer (libdb2 is not DFSG-free.)
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- Subject: Re: Bug#16409: acknowledged by developer (libdb2 is not DFSG-free.)
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- Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 18:05:26 +0200
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- In-reply-to: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; from email@example.com on Thu, Jan 29, 1998 at 08:31:37AM +0100
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On Thu, Jan 29, 1998 at 08:31:37AM +0100, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> reopen 16409
> Changing the description does _not_ solve the problem.
> The problem is that libdb2 violates DFSG #6:
> :6.No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor
> :The license must not restrict anyone from making use of the program in a
> :specific field of endeavor. For example, it may not restrict the program
> :from being used in a business, or from being used for genetic research.
> The license does not allow libdb2 to be used to develop commercial software
> (unlike the GPL); it discriminates against use for commercial gain.
> I suspect you don't subscribe to this interpretation of the libdb2 license.
> Therefore, in order to resolve this problem, I ask that you bring this
> problem up on debian-devel or debian-policy.
this has been already discussed on debian-devel, and Bruce said that it
was DFSG compliant.
Anyway, I'm quite sure that it doesn't break DFSG#6.
Can you please read the copyright file and quote the part which does
break #6 ?
You'll find it in the libdb2 package or in
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