Re: [Richard Stallman <email@example.com>] Re: Debian & BSD concerns
What is the DFSG and where can I read it?
Certified Law Student
& Debian GNU/Linux Monk
McGeorge School of Law
On Mon, 15 Mar 1999, Brian Ristuccia wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 15, 1999 at 01:28:32PM -0800, Paul Nathan Puri wrote:
> > [stuff deleted]
> > Where you say 'free licenses cannot be revoked': What is your authority
> > for that statement? The licensor can set the terms and conditions upon
> > which revocation may be a consequence.
> Free software licenses can not be revoked. If a license can be revoked, it
> wasn't a free software license in the first place. A revocation clause
> violates section 1 of the DFSG because it places a restriction on the
> selling or giving away of the software in question. Therefore, any license
> with such a clause is not a free software license.
> > [other stuff deleted]
> Brian Ristuccia
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