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Re: Darwin Streaming Server

On Wed, Oct 31, 2001 at 08:51:58PM -0600, Adam Majer wrote:
> I have noticed :)  Could someone please explain to me in 50 words or less why free is defined by DFSG and not GNU? What are the
> differences?

The Debian Definition is base for the "Opensource.org" Definition. It is a
basic set of properties which need to be meet to be "OpenSource" Software.
It is not GNU, because the GPL is only one possible open source license.
Especielly not a very open one (it is quite restrictive what you are allowed
with GPLed Software and does cause some major headache for libs and dynamic
linking. (You might be aware of the current Linux Kernel Thread about
non-GPLed modules.

You can most likely get a good idea if you visit www.opensource.org


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