Re: EULA as well: xsane
On Fri, Sep 19 2008, Miriam Ruiz wrote:
> 2008/9/19 Michael Banck <email@example.com>:
>>> The GPL version 2 permits it to display copyright notices and warranty
>>> disclaimers, without being allowed to patch them away. This can be made
>>> more obnoxious than one-time click-through EULAs, I fear.
>> That doesn't mean we should accept those in our distribution. We can
>> make a policy decision that end-users should not have to deal with
> It makes sense. The same way that we're not allowing GFDL packages
> with invariant sections, we might not want this feature/bug of GPL to
> be used for that either. I would support making such a decision.
Except that policy says nothing about actual licenses. It refers
to the DFSG, and tells people to ask debian-legal (heh). The policy
document is "technical" policy, and leaves non-technical stuff like
what is free or not to foundation documents (and debian-legal).
For example, it mentions nothing about gfdl and invariant bits.
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