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Re: Debian Free Software License?

Joerg Wendland <joergland@debian.org>:

> is there anything like a Debian Free Software License? A license that is
> modelled after the DFSG? For me as free software developer, that would be a
> nice to have. I couldn't find a discussion about something similar in the
> list archives. Is this worth a discussion? Regarding the latest FDL
> discussion, would it be feasible to create a Debian Free Documentation
> License?

http://www.debian.org/intro/free says that "different circumstances
call for different licenses" and refers to the GPL, Artistic and
BSD-style licences.

http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/ddp-policy/ch-common.en.html says
that for documentation the "chosen license is usually GNU's GPL", but
that the GFDL "is acceptable provided that there are no Cover Texts or
Invariant sections", as is the "Open Publication License (OPL) when
none of the license options are exercised", or Sun's documentation

It might undermine the DFSG if Debian were to recommend its own


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