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Re: Free v's Open Source software

Steve Langasek wrote:

On Wed, Nov 13, 2002 at 02:31:33AM -0600, Chris Lawrence wrote:

(*) IIRC there are no exceptions, and the sets are the same, but I
don't know if every single OSI-approved license is used in Debian main.

There are OSI-approved licenses that are not considered DFSG-compliant.

Which ones? This seems to be a slippery slope. All OSI should be eligible otherwise perhaps the OSI definition is wrong. Isn't it good enough to say that OSI, Free and 'list here' are fine?

What about the bios and hardware etc. as they aren't free? Things are gray, not black and white. The intent of a statement should be fine unless some legal determination is made that restricts the community that wants to follow the law.


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