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Re: Is the SYPP License DFSG-Compliant?

On Sat, 15 Jul 2000, Joey Hess wrote:

> Clay Crouch wrote:
> > So, to the "brass tacks". Is requiring payment for commercial exploitation
> > considered 'discrimination' WRT the DFSG?
>       The license of a Debian component may not restrict any party from
>                                         ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>       selling or giving away the software  as a component of an aggregate
>       ^^^^^^^
>       software distribution containing programs from several different
>       sources. The license may not require a royalty or other fee for 
>                ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>       such sale.

The license does not restrict the _distribution_ of it. It can be
sold as part of an aggregate.

So, I am not sure Clause 1 (Free Redistribution) of the DFSG applies.
It is Clause 6 (No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor) that
troubles me.... And I am not %100 sure is this license violates Clause 6.


I would guess that if there's any question, then it is _not_ DFSG
compliant. So, unstable/non-free it is....

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