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Re: OSD && DFSG - different purposes

Ean Schuessler <ean@brainfood.com> writes:

> > Debian doesn't *have* a definition.  
> Well, we call it a guideline but I'm not sure I see a difference.

The difference is that a guideline, as we use the term, is an
*internal* tool.  We do not pretend that the guideline exhausts the
meaning of free, but merely that it is a guideline.  A definition, as
the OSD is used, is a promise "if you satisfy this, we will stamp your
license 'free'".  

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