Re: Squeak License DFSG free?
Thanks for your help.
The font-issue will be resolved soon. And it seems to be possible
that the license will be changed after this is done. I hope
it will then be possible for Squeak to be real "Free Software"
In the meantime Squeak has to be part of "non-free".
On Tue, Aug 29, 2000 at 12:49:51PM +0200, Peter Makholm wrote:
> Marcus Denker <email@example.com> writes:
> > http://squeak.org/license.html
> 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.
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