FWD: Analog licence violates DFSG
Please let me know what you think.
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From: Dave Cinege <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 02:50:19 -0400
Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Analog licence violates DFSG
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The Analog licence states:
1.Any action which is illegal under international or local law is forbidden by
this licence. Any such action is the sole responsibility of the person
committing the action.
This provision of the licence blatently violates section 6 of
the DFSG which states:
6.No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor
The license must not restrict anyone from making use of the program
in a specific field of endeavor. For example, it may not restrict the
program from being used in a business, or from being used for genetic
Analog should be moved to non-free, or the licence should be changed.
I brought this issue up with the author of Analog several years ago, and it's
sad to see he still has yet to change this licence. The author has been CC'ed
with this bug report.
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