Re: Design Science License DFSG compatibility
On Fri, Jul 28, 2000 at 05:52:04AM +0200, Henning Makholm wrote:
> Scripsit Kidsgames Project Coordinator - Jeff Waddell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > The text of the license is here....
> > http://www.dsl.org/copyleft/dsl.txt
> I think it is OK wrt the DFSG. It is clearly a GPL deriviation, and
> no fatal mistakes seem to have been committed in the deriviation.
> Note however, that a "you must change the name of modified versions"
> clause is not unproblematic, though they are usually considered
> DFSG-free. They make it difficult for Debian to react appropriately
> with a situation where a critical security problem is discovered
> with the package.
Do what several maintainers have already done - release under a modified
name. (See nowebm, for example.)
David Starner - email@example.com
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