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Re: Dangerous precedent being set - possible serious violation o

Seth David Schoen <schoen@loyalty.org> writes:

> Caspian writes:
> > On Tue, 30 Nov 1999, Seth David Schoen wrote:
> > 
> > > This trend concerns me, too, but if you want to stop them, you will need
> > > to show why what they are doing is not only nasty but also illegal.
> > > 
> > > Remember that the DFSG _prohibits_ licenses from forbidding the use of
> > > non-free software in a distribution.
> > 
> > It does? This is rather disturbing news. Why does it do this?
> You'd have to ask the people who wrote it.  Bruce? :-)

It was, IIRC, primarily a reaction to the non-free Ghostscript
license, which declared that it could only be distributed on
media that contained only free software.  We decided that that
was too much of a restriction.

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