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Re: The Helixcommunity RPSL is not DFSG-free

Russell Nelson <nelson@crynwr.com> writes:

> Thomas Bushnell, BSG writes:
>  > In general, contract law, nor license interpretation, which basically
>  > proceeds along the same lines, does not accept "tried really hard" as
>  > satisfying the terms of the contract.  
> If a contract is ambiguous, then a court of law will go outside the
> contract to attempt to interpret what the parties to the contract
> *really* meant.  In this case, the RPSL doesn't cover the case of
> having absolutely no possibility of publishing your modifications to
> the entire world.

Debian's policy with ambiguous licenses is to refuse to distribute,
and to request the publishers to make the license clearer.

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