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Re: Darwin Streaming Server

on Wed, Oct 31, 2001 at 12:43:39AM -0500, Branden Robinson (branden@debian.org) wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 30, 2001 at 10:04:46PM -0700, Colin Mattson wrote:
> > I believe Shaya may be right here -- the DFSG does not make the same
> > provisions as the GNU Free Software definition does.  While GNU's Free
> > Software definition rules that you must be able to keep modifications
> > private, the Debian Free Software Guidelines have no such provision in
> > their current incarnation.
> > 
> > A cursory examination of the proposed updates to DFSG also reveals no
> > such provision.
> In the event we ever get around to fixing the bug in our vote-counting
> mechanism (ask the election-methods guys), and pass a GR saying that
> that the DFSG wasn't written by God Himself and that it's not abject
> heresy to modify it, I would be in support of such a modification.

A similar suggestion was made recently on the OSI license-discuss list
by Russell Nelson, of OSI.


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