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Re: Licensing woes



On Wed, Dec 06, 2000 at 07:38:33AM +0100, peter karlsson wrote:
> 5. You may charge a reasonable copying fee for any distribution of this
> Package.  You may NOT charge any fee for support of this Package.
> You may NOT charge a fee for this Package itself. However, you may
> distribute this Package in an aggregate with other (possibly commercial)
> programs provided that you do not advertise this Package as a product
> of your own and fulfill all other requirements of this license regarding
> this Package.
> 
> 6. The application cannot be used for any commercial purpose other
> than specified explicitly in this license. No commercial application
> can be derived from source code of the Package without a specific
> written permission from the Copyright Holder. A reference is expected
> if a substantial part of the source code is used in a free application.

Violates DFSG #5 (Fields of Endeavor: program support). 
Violates DFSG #5 (Fields of Endeavor: commerical purposes).

You might want to point out how vague commerical purposes is. If it
can't be used in a buisness, then that's a big issue.

-- 
David Starner - dstarner98@aasaa.ofe.org
http://dvdeug.dhis.org
"(You see, the best way to solve a problem is to rigorously define it in
terms of other people's problems and then run away quickly.)"
   -- Roland McGrath <frob@debian.org>

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