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Re: draft for new Vim license

On Thu, Jan 10, 2002 at 07:10:30PM -0500, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 10, 2002 at 03:03:45PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> What they *mean* seems fairly obvious to me: you can recompile the source
> (presumably for different architectures or library versions), and
> distribute those binaries, but you can't modify the source and
> distribute binaries based on that.
> (I personally detest this type of thing, and all licenses that release
> source but don't let you use it properly.  It strikes me as people
> trying to get the benefits of open source for themselves--people submitting
> patches, finding bugs in the source for you--without giving back anything at
> all to the OSS community.)

Precisely, which is why we must reject such licenses as non-DFSG-free.

G. Branden Robinson                |       Convictions are more dangerous
Debian GNU/Linux                   |       enemies of truth than lies.
branden@debian.org                 |       -- Friedrich Nietzsche
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