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Re: Bug#447712: Package could be non-free in the United Kingdom

On 23-Oct-07, 09:04 (CDT), Lars Wirzenius <liw@iki.fi> wrote: 
> ti, 2007-10-23 kello 12:35 +0100, Matthew Vernon kirjoitti:
> > The Authorized Version of the Bible isn't covered by Copyright in
> > the  
> > conventional sense. The Queen's Printer (currently Cambridge  
> > University Press) has an exclusive commercial right to print the AV  
> > (and the BCP, but that's not relevant here) in England
> Would not a restriction on commercial use still be against the DFSG, and
> the package therefore be problematic?

But the license on the package itself doesn't make that restriction.
Mere local law shouldn't make a package DFSG non-free. I'd bet there are
many packages in Debian whose distribution or use violates local law
somewhere in the world.


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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