Re: Licenses for DebConf6
Scripsit David Nusinow <email@example.com>
>> > Debconf requires non-exclusive publication rights to papers,
>> > presentations, and any additional handouts or audio/visual materials
>> > used in conjunction with the presentation. The authors have the
>> > freedom to pick a DFSG-free license for the papers themselves and
>> > retain all copyrights.
> I agree with and support the decision of the organizers to allow any
> DFSG-free license for the papers to be acceptable.
The point of the discussion is not whether authors should be *allowed*
to licence their papers DFSG-freely. Everybody agrees that that is a
The disagreement is about whether authots should be *forced* to
licence their papers DFSG-freely, under threat of exclusion from the
> That they are mandating this is acceptible and is to be encouraged
They are *not* mandating a DFSG-free license. All they are mandating
is that the conference gets non-exclusive publications rigthts.
Henning Makholm "`Update' isn't a bad word; in the right setting it is
useful. In the wrong setting, though, it is destructive..."