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Re: dpkg/license related proposal

On Mon, Nov 01, 1999 at 11:36:29PM -0500, Amy Fong wrote:
> In article <19991102103801.C4091@rising.com.au>,
> Hamish Moffatt  <hamish@debian.org> wrote:
> >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.

Then they are fools. And regardless of that, will displaying
the license at install time solve the problem? It may not be until
much later that they actually decide to distribute something they have

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB. CCs of replies on mailing lists are welcome.

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