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Re: more tolerant licensing for Debian infrastructure

On Thu, 3 Nov 2005, Thiemo Seufer wrote:

Why do programs written specifically for Debian such as dpkg or apt,
have a license which is not compatible with some other DFSG-compliant

Because the authors chose so.

Obviously. But the question was why they chose to do so when it goes against the spirit of the DFSG?

Anyhow, Branden pointed out on IRC that the premise is incorrect. DFSG 4 for instance doesn't consider all free software licenses equal.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar@debian.org>
La Salle Debain - http://www.braincells.com/debian/

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