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Re: OSD && DFSG - different purposes



On Tue, Mar 04, 2003 at 03:26:42PM -0500, Russell Nelson wrote:
> The DFSG #3 doesn't require that modified versions be distributable
> under the same conditions as non-modified versions.  It says that you
> have to be able to redistribute under the same license.

<boggle>

Huh?

A license is allowed to prevent distribution of modified versions under
the same "conditions", but *not* allowed to prevent distribution of
modified versions under the same "license"?

What conditions exist that are not imposed by the license, or by
applicable law?  Moreover, what good is served by splitting such a hair
when interpreting DFSG 3 is such a hair-splitting manner?  Users may
inadvertently violate the <X> on a piece of software that takes
advantage of this "distinction", where <X> is not "license", but
"conditions", whatever those mean.

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Debian GNU/Linux                   |     crutch for weak-minded people who
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