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

On Sat, Dec 04, 1999 at 02:40:28AM +0100, Henning Makholm wrote:
> 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.

And that is why I made dfsg changing proposal and reported policy wishlist bug
But nobody's interested

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