Re: License considerations
peter karlsson wrote:
pk> I just want to ask the experts whether or not this license is DFSG free
pk> or not.
I'm not an expert at all, but I can perhaps help you.
pk> To me, it looks that way, but I just want to make sure:
These licenses are very simple, and I think it's not hard to find if
they're DFSG-free or not.
Just very the nine points:
Integrity of The Author's Source Code
No Discrimination Against Persons or Groups
No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor
Distribution of License
License Must Not Be Specific to Debian
License Must Not Contaminate Other Software
That's to learn by heart :-)
pk> ===[ cut ]===
pk> This is the copyright notice for RA65, LINK65, LIBR65, and other
pk> Atari 8-bit programs. Said programs are Copyright 1989, by John R.
pk> Dunning. All rights reserved, with the following exceptions:
pk> Anyone may copy or redistribute these programs, provided that:
pk> 1: You don't charge anything for the copy. It is permissable to
pk> charge a nominal fee for media, etc.
I'm not sure, but I think this doesn't respect the Free Distribution
point, the first in DFSG. It's said that [ the license] "may not restrict
any party from selling or giving away the software". Here, you
can't sell it, so it's not DFSG-compliant. IMHO.
pk> ===[ cut ]===
pk> And also this, that covers another part of the program:
It seems to respect all the points of the DFSG. So, it's free
software. But that's just my opinion.
pk> Please Cc me since I'm not subscribed to the list. Thanks in advance,
pk> peter - http://www.softwolves.pp.se/
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