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.