Re: [prePROPOSAL] DFSG (draft 7)
(i'm almost certainly going to vote against any change to the DFSG but
here's my comments anyway):
On Thu, Feb 18, 1999 at 11:06:26PM -0800, Darren Benham wrote:
> 2.1. Use
> Anyone must be able to use the software in any way without paying a
> fee or royalty or performing any special actions.
"or performing any special actions" is too vague. what's a special action?
installing the software?
how about changing that to something like "...or incurring any other
obligation as a result of the license".
> 2.5. Distribution
> Anyone must be able to give away or sell copies of the software and
> sources without paying a fee or royalty. However, nobody can be
> required to distribute the software. This includes modified or derived
this possibly conflicts with the GPL. the GPL requires you to
distribute/make available the source code for X years if you have ever
distributed a binary.
> 3.1. Notices of Authorship
> The license may require the copyright, license, and any associated
> disclaimers be prominently displayed in the modified software or any
> * in advertising materials (deprecated)
s/deprecated/barely tolerated and strongly discouraged/
(actually, ignore this one...reading on, i see that you define
'deprecated' in section 5.1)
> 4. Exceptions
> Personal opinions, standards documents and licenses do not have to
> give permission to modify (See Modification under Freedoms).
> To be clear, this does *not* apply to works of art, documentation,
> executables, source code (put more here).
s/this does *not*/this exception does *not*/