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Re: DFSG claims BSD, not BSD 2/3-clause, is DFSG-free



Perhaps you'd be interested in 20130105150458.GA6414@vasudev.homelinux.net

Cheers,
  Paul

On Sun, Jul 14, 2013 at 2:30 PM, Richard Hartmann
<richih.mailinglist@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
>
> during my ongoing NM process, I have been asked to review several
> Debian documents and propose any changes I would like to see.
>
> While, to put it bluntly, I think the Debian Constitution is written
> somewhat sloppily, it's most likely not worth going through a GR to
> get what amounts to janitorial work through.
>
> Something that _can_ easily be changed (afaik) is that the DFSG[1] states that
>
>   'The GPL, BSD, and Artistic licenses are examples of licenses that
> we consider free.'
>
> It's quite obvious that this refers to 2- and 3- clause BSD, not
> 4-clause BSD. Still, that's not what it says. Same as above, this is
> mainly janitorial, but still valid.
> As I honestly don't know where to take this, I decided to open this
> can of worms here.
>
>
> Thanks,
> Richard
>
>
> PS: If anyone's seriously interested in the barrel or container of
> worms of "clean up the Debian Constitution a bit and see those changes
> implemented", maybe we should do that in another thread.
>
> PPS: Same as whitespace commits, this type or janitorial work can be
> rather political or even religious. I do not intend to offend your
> FSM. Promise.
>
>
> [1] http://www.debian.org/social_contract#guidelines
>
>
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