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Re: dpkg/license related proposal

In article <19991102103801.C4091@rising.com.au>,
Hamish Moffatt  <hamish@debian.org> wrote:
>On Mon, Nov 01, 1999 at 04:41:59PM -0500, Amy Fong wrote:
>> Ok, you've got a point there... I still think that something should be
>> done if someone can come up with a workable solution.
>Just as long as you have a master OFF switch for this thing.
>To be honest, I don't really see the point. A user who is simply using
>the system does not _need_ to be aware of the exact license -- the DFSG
>ensures that they are free to use the software. If they're doing development
>(either of their own software, or modifying OS components) then they should
>be aware that they need to read the license before distribution
>(common sense).

1. Not all people follow common sense
2. Not all people's idea of common sense are in harmony. 

I think I can quote a few examples of people doing development who are
not aware that they need to read the license before distribution.


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