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Re: Licence question

On 17 Jan 2001, Peter Makholm wrote:

>"Pawel Wiecek" <coven-debian-legal@debian.org> writes:
>>   Exception to the above: The fonts (or converted versions of them) may be
>>   included on any recognized distribution of the Linux operating system,
>>   even if  the CD is sold. Please include the readme.
>Well, it breaks at least clause 1 and 5 if thats the only thing
>allowing you to distribute the fonts. It discriminates agains smaller
>distributors of Linux and users of other free operating system.
>I wonder if you can even distribute it with Debian GNU/Hurd.

Debian is still a "distribution of the Linux operating system", no matter
what else is distributed under the Debian AEgis.  That is, given the
clause as written, Debian would be covered so long as a Debian GNU/Linux
port was a major portion of the distribution.  I'd tend to agree on the
non-free, but I disagree that it's undistributable by Debian (however, a
straight Hurd distributor would be in a different boat...)  


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email galt@inconnu.isu.edu

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