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Re: Mass bug filing: Cryptographic protection against modification

Florian Weimer wrote:

> * Henning Makholm:
>>> Is it acceptable to ignore obnoxious but unenforceable license terms
>>> when evaluating licenses for DFSG compliance?
>> Yes, if the license does not legally apply to any copyrightable
>> material that Debian distributes (or considers distributing).
> The problem here is that we have no workable definition of
> "copyrightable".  

Well, that sucks.  Unfortunately, there's really no way around it, since
copyright is determined by law.  Contact your legislator.

>Trademark law might also apply.
Debian-legal has always considered the restrictions of traditional trademark
law -- which exist solely to prevent confusion -- to be DFSG-free.

There are none so blind as those who will not see.

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