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Re: Does anybody package GateD?



On Thu, 22 Oct 1998, Nathan E Norman wrote:

> On Tue, 20 Oct 1998, Joel Klecker wrote:
> 
> [ snip ]
> 
>  : There seems to be an informal policy that Debian will not seek special 
>  : licenses, not even for stuff in non-free.
> 
> Informal nothing.  Quoted from the Debian Social Contract:
> 
> ...
> 8.License Must Not Be Specific to Debian 
> 
>      The rights attached to the program must not depend on the program's
>      being part of a Debian system. If the program is extracted from
>      Debian and used or distributed without Debian but otherwise within
>      the terms of the program's license, all parties to whom the program
>      is redistributed should have the same rights as those that
>      are granted in conjunction with the Debian system.
> ...
> 
> 
That, if I'm not mistaken, is from the DFSG.

This means that it is irrelevant to non-free.

Hence the significance of Espy's phrase 'not even for stuff in non-free'

Jules

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