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Re: after a long thread and a clarification with O'Reilly ...

On Wed, Jan 30, 2002 at 08:25:31AM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Richard Braakman <dark@xs4all.nl> writes:
> > The statement you quoted is inside a "provided that" clause.  So they're
> > making DFSG compliance a legal requirement, which is a bit problematic
> > since the DFSG was never intended as a legal document :)  
> True enough, but the clause kills the license anyway.  What it says
> is:
> If you commercially distribute the book, it must be as part of a
> DFSG-free aggregate.
> However, clause one of the DFSG requires that it be permissible to add
> it to *any* aggregate, whether the aggregate is DFSG-free or not.
> For example, a DFSG-free thing can be added to Sun's Solaris CDs.  The
> O'Reilly manuals cannot.

Yes, but not because of some legalistic reasoning which only confuse the mind.
It is non free because of clause 9 of the DFSG.


Sven Luther

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