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Re: Bug#827678: ITP: pacapt -- Arch's pacman-like package manager for some Unices

On 06/20/2016 08:11 AM, Guillem Jover wrote:
> Hi!
> On Sun, 2016-06-19 at 23:44:50 +0800, ChangZhuo Chen wrote:
>> Package: wnpp
>> Severity: wishlist
>> Owner: "ChangZhuo Chen (陳昌倬)" <czchen@debian.org>
>> * Package name    : pacapt
>>   Version         : 2.3.8
>>   Upstream Author : Anh K. Huynh
>> * URL             : https://github.com/icy/pacapt
>> * License         : Fair
> That license is pretty much non-free, as it does not allow
> modification nor redistribution, only using the code.

Well, according to


it's OSI-approved and there apparently has been a discussion on
debian-legal that deems it DFSG-free.

I get your point, to me a plain reading of this license seems
to indicate that modification or redistribution is not allowed,
but apparently in legal terms it does allow for that.

So deferring to debian-legal and OSI I'll consider it to be a
free software license, but I do think that the Fair license is
an epic fail when you measure it up against its goal of having
a license that's even simpler than BSD/MIT, because its primary
effect is to confuse people. (Shorter is not always simpler.)


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