On Wed, May 08, 2002 at 03:04:28PM -0600, Joel Baker wrote: > Since Debian has a policy of considering all DFSG-free licenses to be > equal Debian has no such policy; have you even read DFSG 4? Licenses that fulfill the letter and spirit of the DFSG in a straightforward and uncomplicated manner are to be valued more than licenses which, through slippery constructions, manage to satisfy the letter of the DFSG while not contributing to users' freedom as much as other licenses do. I have long thought that Debian ought to explicitly recognize certain licenses as being in a "Hall of Fame"; those being licenses that are widely-used, well-understood, and which work well with other licenses. My suggestion for this list would be: * MIT/X11 * 2- and 3-clause BSD * LGPL * GPL -- G. Branden Robinson | "Why do we have to hide from the Debian GNU/Linux | police, Daddy?" firstname.lastname@example.org | "Because we use vi, son. They use http://people.debian.org/~branden/ | emacs."
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