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Re: New CUPS license violates DFSG 6?

> > Previously Peter Makholm wrote:
> > > I think there are consensus for allowing positive discrimination. 

On 14 May 2002, Henning Makholm wrote:
> The reasoning is that it would be absurd to call license A free and
> license B non-free if every recipient has at least as much freedom
> with license B as he has with license A.

Quite.  As long as derived works can be distributed under pure GPL, I 
can't imagine any claim that it's non-free.  

That said, if the cups developers don't like the fact that the GPL doesn't 
allow linking to non-free components, they should change the license 
rather than making a specific exception.  LGPL would be my first 
suggestion to them.  Not required for DFSG freedom, just required for 
philosophical consistency.
Mark Rafn    dagon@dagon.net    <http://www.dagon.net/>  

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