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Re: [prePROPOSAL] DFSG (draft 7)

Anthony Towns wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 19, 1999 at 11:42:29AM -0500, Zephaniah E. Hull wrote:
> > > 3.4. Restrictions on charges (deprecated)
> > > -----------------------------------------
> > >      The license can restrict the amount charged for the software itself if
> > >      reasonable distribution fees are allowed. It may not place
> > >      restrictions on either fees charged for other software in a
> > >      distribution or the cost of a distribution as a whole.
> > Errr, I'm not seeing this in the current DFSG, why add this at all?
> The current DFSG lets you do a lot of things implicitly, that you
> probably shouldn't. One of those is add restrictions on charges (as the
> Artistic license does).

But this exception is a lot more liberal than what we've allowed so
far.  The only reason we accept the "reasonable copying fee" clause in
the Artistic License is that it's rendered meaningless by its
definition of reasonable.  Most licenses don't come with such a

Richard Braakman

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