Re: ITP: openwatcom -- C/C++ compiler and IDE that produce efficient, portable code
>From DFSG FAQ Draft ( http://people.debian.org/~bap/dfsg-faq.html ):
Q: How can I tell if a license is a free software license, by Debian's
A: The process involves human judgement. The DFSG is an attempt to articulate
our criteria. But the DFSG is not a contract. This means that if you think
you've found a "loophole" in the DFSG then you don't quite understand how this
works. The DFSG is a potentially imperfect attempt to express what "freeness"
in software means to Debian. It is not something whose letter we argue about.
It is not a law. Rather, it is a set of guidelines.
--- Marco d'Itri <md@Linux.IT> escribió:
> On Jul 03, Jacobo Tarrio <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Not the only criteria. People are very inventive when it comes to
> > new software licenses with new restrictions which fit the letter of the
> > because, hey, the DFSG say nothing about licenses that make you cut off a
> > part of your own body every time you download the software!
> Bullshit. The only criteria for defining freedom for the purposes of
> Debian *is* the DFSG.
> It's this attitude of "DFSG is not restrictive enough, let's invent a
> few new restrictions which we like" that is screwing Debian (and our
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