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Re: license requirements for a book to be in free section



On Wed, Jan 23, 2002 at 05:28:54PM +0100, Henning Makholm wrote:
> > They also told me that they don't want to allow the commercial
> > distribution of the book, anyway again in their opinion this doesn't
> > violate the DFSG.
> 
> Which is false. The right to commercial redistribution for profit, in
> electronic form at the very least, is a sine qua non for DFSG
> compliance.

Well, this ends up the question. I will package it and put the package
in non-free until O'Reilly grant the permission of redistribution even
for profit.

> And O'Reilly don't really have the final word (or any word) in how the
> DFSG is interpreted.

Sure, this is why I asked on debian-legal :)

Thanks to all,
Cheers.

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