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Re: more tolerant licensing for Debian infrastructure

Scripsit "Jaldhar H. Vyas" <jaldhar@debian.org>

> What I was saying is that licensing _only_ under the GPL violates the
> spirit of the DFSG because the DFSG specifically also allows for software
> licenses which are not GPL compatible to be considered free.

What you are saying is still wrong.

The sprit of the DFSG is to allow software that has any DFSG-free
license. "Only under the GPL" *is* a DFSG-free license, and therefore
it is *not* counter to the spirit of the DFSG to licence software
"only under the GPL".

>    Debian, and the free software community at large, is amicably divided
>    between those who under no circumstances want their work used in
>    proprietary software (and who thus favor the GPL) and those who just
>    want their work to be reused as widely as possible (and who thus favor
>    BSD-like licenses).

> I obviously prefer the second group but I too would like to remain
> amicable about it.

Then I would suggest that you do not claim that the first group
"violates the spirit of the DFSG".

Henning Makholm                          "I tried whacking myself repeatedly
                                     with the cluebat. Unfortunately, it was
                                 not as effective as whacking someone else."

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