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Re: EULA as well: xsane

On Fri, Sep 19 2008, Miriam Ruiz wrote:

> 2008/9/19 Michael Banck <mbanck@debian.org>:
>>> 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
>> those.
> 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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