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Re: New DFSG Draft revision #3



On 14-Jan-99 Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> I think this make the Artistic license non-DFSG-free :
We (probably) don't want that.

> 
> 5. You may charge a reasonable copying fee for any distribution of this
> Package.  You may charge any fee you choose for support of this
> Package.  You may not charge a fee for this Package itself.  However,
>           ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> you may distribute this Package in aggregate with other (possibly
> commercial) programs as part of a larger (possibly commercial) software
> distribution provided that you do not advertise this Package as a
> product of your own.
So, we need to add an allowed restriction:  (writing off the cuff)

The license can restrict the amount charged for the software as long as it
allows the licensee to charge atleast a reasonable distribution fee.  The
license can not restrict the cost of other software included on the same
distribution and it can not restrict the cost of the distribution as a whole.

(I think the advertising part is covered elsewhere in the DFSG under the part
about misrepresentation)


Would something like that do it?
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