Re: Are DFSG free package in non-us part of Debian?
>>"Martin" == Martin Schulze <joey@finlandia.Infodrom.North.DE> writes:
Martin> If software can't be exported from the US it cannot be DFSG
Rubbish. The US government can do many stupid things which are
not under the licencees control.
Martin> Please look into the DFSG which says:
Martin> 1. Free Redistribution
Martin> The license of a Debian component may not restrict any
Martin> party from selling or giving away the software as a
Martin> component of an aggregate software distribution
Martin> containing programs from several different sources. The
Martin> license may not require a royalty or other fee for such
Precicely. The *LICENCE*, OK. Does the GNUPG licence state you
cant take it anywhere?
Martin> (However I have to admit that the restinction is not based on
Martin> the "license" but on "patents" and "law").
Yes. So, if you still thnk ths is not DFSG free, please quote
me chapter and verse. Or stop spreading misinformation.
Martin> There is also a technical for objecting to your proposal: If a
Martin> package *in* main depends on or recommends a package *outside of*
Martin> main you'll get a showstopper if you try to install the package
Martin> and don't have a non-US part handy. (think of a new Infomagic
Martin> CD for example).
This is something we shall need to work arund. Like moving the
main ftp archives to the free world.
Martin> I hope not.
Well, He has me
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