Re: Dangerous precedent being set - possible serious violation of the GPL
On Wed, Dec 01, 1999 at 07:28:06AM -0500, Caspian wrote:
> Maybe at this point, what's really needed is something -stricter- than the
> GPL. Companies are already starting to walk all over the spirit-- if not
> the letter-- of the GPL...just one idea, eh?
The strictiest still-DFSG-compatible licence I can invent is :
you can use, modify, sell and redistribute both code and binary in
both modified and original form
you can not sublicense, mix with non-free code neither by libs nor corba
you have to preserve this note on all copies of package
you have to include the note `This distro is partially made of free software'
in all ads of distros mixed from either free and non-free code
line 3 : closes corba hole
line 5-6 : old-BSD is DFSG-ok so it is either
Do you like it ?
( I dont )
--- policy.sgml.old Fri Nov 5 00:46:28 1999
+++ policy.sgml Thu Dec 2 15:22:47 1999
@@ -228,6 +228,16 @@
other fee for such sale.
+ <tag>Free Advertising
+ The license of a Debian component may restrict some
+ kind of advertisement ( references to author )
+ but can not force inclusion of any text nor any
+ other element in it's advertisement.