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Re: more tolerant licensing for Debian infrastructure

to, 2005-11-03 kello 11:06 -0500, Jaldhar H. Vyas kirjoitti:
> I submit anything written specifically for the Debian Project should 
> either have some more permissive yet DFSG-compliant license or at 
> the most GPL + an exemption for linking to other DFSG compliant software.

One of Debian's main priorities is free software. Many of us are of the
opinion that free software is better served by the GPL than, say, the
BSD license. It would upset me, and I expect others, to have the project
require, or even strongly prefer, a non-GPL license, especially so if
the purpose is to allow software written for Debian to be used to create
systems that are not fully free. Further, we also believe this serves
users best.

I strongly suggest we continue the current practice where the authors
get to choose their license as they wish.

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