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Re: Free Software Clarification

Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> I need clarification on `Free Redistribution' in DFSG
> A friend is considering releasing a useful package, but wants to keep
> exclusive rights eventual commercial distribution.  He doesn't want someone
> to take the code, modify it, and then sell the result.  He has no problems
> with distribution fees associated with packaging a group of software on CD.
> This is okay with DFSG, right?

The only potential problem I'd see is in his intent to keep rights to
'eventual commercial distribution.'  It seems we're going through
something quite similar with X.

The rest of what you described follows the GPL quite well.  The only
chage is here when GPL would say that there can _never_ be a commercial
release of this code.

HTH -- Greg.
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