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Re: Dangerous precedent being set - possible serious violation of the GPL

Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org> writes:

>> 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

> Since the required sentence does not contain the author's name, this
> does not cause the same practical problems as the BSD advertising clause.

I think the basic practical problem remains: if I make a cdrom with a
gazillion different tarballs, most of which are free except that they
require some specific language to be included in all marketing of
my disk---but DIFFERENT language for each package---it might be
difficult for me to market that cdrom at all, because 3 square feet
of those blurbs in 5-point print end up being rather expensive
in most newspapers and magazines. And my potential customers would
probably not bother reading my ad at all if it looks like that.

Henning Makholm      "Guldnålen er hvis man har en *bror* som er *datalog*."

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