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

On 23 Oct 2007, at 15:04, Lars Wirzenius wrote:

ti, 2007-10-23 kello 12:35 +0100, Matthew Vernon kirjoitti:
The Authorized Version of the Bible isn't covered by Copyright in
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?

It's not quite that simple. You can't print and sell Bibles in the UK (unless you are CUP or OUP). Would a bomb-making text in Debian be non-free because the UK forbids you to print and sell it?


Matthew Vernon MA VetMB LGSM MRCVS
Farm Animal Epidemiology and Informatics Unit
Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge

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