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Re: "Waqf" General Public License in Debian?

Am 02.07.2010 00:45, schrieb Russell Coker:
> On Fri, 2 Jul 2010, Christoph Anton Mitterer <calestyo@scientia.net> wrote:
>> 3) The license contains many places which can be considered
>> discriminatory, racist or fundamentalist.
>> Apart from that... religious stuff shouldn't go into a license.
> http://www.ojuba.org/wiki/waqf/license
> The above URL has the license.  I think that the concepts in the preamble are 
> interesting, offering software to please Allah and denying the concept of 
> "ownership" of Intellectual Property.

Which is not only non-free in Debian, we can not distribute it.
A software license is not allowed to force other users to please any "god".

I think we all agree with this point, so please don't start a religious
discussion now on this list..

> Also as we don't discriminate against fields of endeavor the "good purpose" 
> part wouldn't be acceptable even if it could be clearly defined and agreed.  
> If Stormfront, Al Quaeda, or Right to Life want to use Debian then as a matter 
> of principle we should let them do so - but of course the members of such 
> organisations think that they have a "good purpose" so it probably doesn't 
> matter much.


Mit freundlichem Gruß / With kind regards,
 Patrick Matthäi
 GNU/Linux Debian Developer

E-Mail: pmatthaei@debian.org

Always if we think we are right,
we were maybe wrong.

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