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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:
> Scripsit Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org>
> > 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, i think they grant the right to distribute it in electornic form, ity is
just for the printed version that they don't want to give permission, thing
that i consider normal for a book publisher.

It still is DFSG non-free, but then i guess the DFSG was not written with
these things in mind, and clarification of what we want to allow or not is


Sven Luther

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