Re: Bug#447712: Package could be non-free in the United Kingdom
On 23-Oct-07, 09:04 (CDT), Lars Wirzenius <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
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