Re: Social Contract: Practical Implications
Article 10 of the DFSG reads as follows:
The "*GPL <http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html>*", "*BSD
<http://www.debian.org/misc/bsd.license>*", and "*Artistic
<http://www.perl.com/pub/a/language/misc/Artistic.html>*" licenses are
examples of licenses that we consider "/free/".
The next time anyone spouts off about how the GPL's requirement that the
not be altered, please point that someone to this text. The GPL is OK
according to the DFSG
because the DFSG itself explicitly says so in its text. No amount of
clever argument on
debian-legal can change that. So, one of the founding documents of the
blesses licenses that require the license text itself to be invariant.
With that, we can get rid of this thread. If anyone wants the GPL to be
he or she will need to get the DFSG amended to achieve that.