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Re: Is there a free license which prohibits commercial derived works?

Jeffry Smith wrote:

> Check DFSG "Fields of Endeavor" clause.  Basically, no, there isn't a DFSG 
> compatible license that prohibits commercial derived works, because DFSG 
> specifically prevents this.  Remember, commercial does NOT equal 
> proprietary.

I know.  But http://www.debian.org/intro/free use the wording
`commercial software'.

Part of it may be my own fault.  When discussing freeing the
software with them last fall, I directed them to
http://www.debian.org/intro/free instead of directly to


> If you want to prevent proprietary derived works, GPL works great.

I informed them of that too.  But while writing my email to them,
I found it irritating that our first `what's free' web page
didn't advocate that directly.

Does everyone agree that http://www.debian.org/intro/free should
be changed?  At least, I'd change `commercial software' to
`closed-source software' or `proprietary software'.  If there are
no objections, I can fill a bug report against www.debian.org


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