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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 :

0:
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
7:

line 3   : closes corba hole
line 5-6 : old-BSD is DFSG-ok so it is either

Do you like it ?
( I dont )

counterproposal :

--- 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.
 	      </p>
 	    </item>
+	    <tag>Free Advertising
+	    </tag>
+	    <item>
+	      <p>
+		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.
+	      </p>
+	    </item>
 	    <tag>Source Code
 	    </tag>
 	    <item>


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