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Re: Bug#140103: ITP: alliance -- VLSI CAD system

On Mon, Apr 01, 2002 at 05:54:08PM -0800, Walter Landry wrote:
> In any case, they could write their own license which is basically the
> GPL with this added restriction.  That might even be DFSG-free, though
> the use restriction makes it annoying.  It would also be incompatible
> with anything else under the GPL.

It wouldn't be DFSG free, since the advertising is required for
commercial users (violates DFSG 6, no discrimination against fields of

> Phrasing it as a request would be much more polite, and wouldn't
> require surgery on the GPL.  I don't know exactly what this software
> does, but they could also have the software insert the phrase into the
> output, much like Latex2HTML does.

This is software to design hardware.  So it is quite unclear how that
requirement should be fulfilled.

Mention in the docs?  In advertisement?  On the chip package?  On the

Andreas Bombe <bombe@informatik.tu-muenchen.de>    DSA key 0x04880A44

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