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Re: Manpages licensed under GFDL without the license text included

On Tue, Jan 11, 2005 at 11:45:21PM +1300, Nick Phillips wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 10, 2005 at 10:57:56PM +0100, Francesco Poli wrote:
> > On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 14:25:37 +1300 Nick Phillips wrote:
> > 
> > > The fact that we have conveniently
> > > ignored this problem when dealing with the GPL and BSD licenses so far
> > > does not make it go away.
> > 
> > It is my understanding that Debian packages refer to the GPL text in
> > /usr/share/common-licenses/ because the GPL license requires us to
> > *accompany* the compiled form with the license text, rather than going
> > beyond and requiring that the license text be *included* in the compiled
> > form (that is fairly more demanding).
> Right. And when the .deb gets distributed on its own?

Then whoever does the distributing should ensure that they comply with the
terms of the licence of the software they're distributing, just as they need
to now (eg distributing source for GPL'd stuff).

- Matt

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