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Re: opencontent licence DFSG free?

On Oct 12, Joey Hess wrote:
> The whole O'Reilly debian book is online now at
> http://www.ora.com/catalog/debian/chapter/
> The copyright is the OpenContent license,
> http://www.ora.com/catalog/debian/chapter/copyright.html
> It looks to me on a hurried reading that the opencontent license is DFSG
> free so long as none of the "license options" are invoked. Opinions?

I tend to agree; my recollection is that the OpenContent License (aka
OPL) was specifically designed to be compliant with the Open Source
Definition (and thus the DFSG).  Furthermore, I think RMS helped them
write it or revise it.

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