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Re: OSD && DFSG convergence

Simon Law wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 26, 2003 at 12:55:05PM -0500, Russell Nelson wrote:
> > the DFSG does not prohibit a license from requiring a specific form of
> > affirmative assent known as click-wrap.  Our recently-passed change to 
> > the OSD fixes that problem.
> 	I fail to see how a useful software license could be DFSG-free
> and have a detrimental click-wrap license.  Perhaps you could provide an
> example?

Look at http://bugs.debian.org/132679 ; xsane has (or had?) a click
through license that the user was required to accept to run the program.
The EULA simply displayed the GPL, and xsane is licensed as GPL. So it's
DFSG-free, but it has a EULA. Of course, since it's GPL, the EULA could
be legally removed, but the "no warranty" part still would have to be
displayed at start-up, as per the GPL. In the end, the author asked
Debian not to remove the license, so it's still there.

Anyway, the only reason xsane is still dfsg-free is that the EULA _could_
be removed. If the license prohibited removal, then it wouldn't be

Just something to look at if you want an example of free software with a
click through.


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