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Re: libreadline

On Wed, May 08, 2002 at 03:04:28PM -0600, Joel Baker wrote:
> Since Debian has a policy of considering all DFSG-free licenses to be
> equal

Debian has no such policy; have you even read DFSG 4?

Licenses that fulfill the letter and spirit of the DFSG in a
straightforward and uncomplicated manner are to be valued more than
licenses which, through slippery constructions, manage to satisfy the
letter of the DFSG while not contributing to users' freedom as much as
other licenses do.

I have long thought that Debian ought to explicitly recognize certain
licenses as being in a "Hall of Fame"; those being licenses that are
widely-used, well-understood, and which work well with other licenses.

My suggestion for this list would be:

* MIT/X11
* 2- and 3-clause BSD

G. Branden Robinson                |     "Why do we have to hide from the
Debian GNU/Linux                   |      police, Daddy?"
branden@debian.org                 |     "Because we use vi, son.  They use
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |      emacs."

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