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Re: [prePROPOSAL] DFSG (draft 7)

On Fri, Feb 19, 1999 at 06:53:01PM +1100, Craig Sanders wrote:
> (i'm almost certainly going to vote against any change to the DFSG but
> here's my comments anyway):
I appreciate the comments :)

> 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".
Point taken but the suggestion is... well, this should be read by someone with 
a grade school education.  Some of the people reading it might not have a good
grasp of the English language (ie. English as a second, third or fourth lang.)

how about "...able to install and use the software..."?

> > 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
> >      work.
> 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.
Covered in section 3.

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