Re: Squeak License DFSG free?
Marcus Denker <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
I'm not sure we can honor the preamble:
PLEASE READ THIS SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT "LICENSE" CAREFULLY BEFORE
DOWNLOADING THIS SOFTWARE. BY DOWNLOADING THIS SOFTWARE YOU ARE
AGREEING TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS LICENSE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE
TO THE TERMS OF THIS LICENSE, DO NOT DOWNLOAD.
The questions is wether this kind of licenses is binding or just void.
2. Permitted Uses and Restrictions. This License allows you to copy,
install and use the Apple Software on an unlimited number of computers
under your direct control. You may modify and create derivative works
of the Apple Software ("Modified Software"), however, you may not
modify or create derivative works of the fonts provided by Apple
("Fonts"). You may distribute and sublicense such Modified Software
The "Fonts" is clearly non-free. Can the package use fonts not
provided by Apple?
6. Export Law Assurances. You may not use or otherwise export or
reexport the Apple Software except as authorized by United States law
and the laws of the jurisdiction in which the Apple Software was
Doesn't this alone makes it non-free? I think we have discussed it
several times what it means when licenses explicite referes to some
laws which "isn't DFSG-free". I think that it makes the license
non-free, but I don't remember what we have agreed on.