Re: LPPL and non-discrimination
Henning Makholm wrote:
> Scripsit Jonathan Fine <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>Now to the problem. Debian guideline 5 states "The
>>license must not discriminate against any person or
>>group of persons."
>>The proposed LaTeX license defines the Current Maintainer.
>>The license grants these person(s) privileges that are
>>not granted to other licensees.
Some clarification. Every purchase is also a sale. Every
more than is also a less than. Every discrimination
in favour of is also a discrimination against.
> We have a clear tradition on d-l that the non-discrimination guidline
> only means that there must be some free terms that apply to everyone.
> It is not a problem of specific groups receive *more* freedom than the
> norm, as long as everyone has the freedoms described by the DFSG.
I understand this to mean: provided that for the least privileged
licensees the other guidelines are met, guideline 5 does not apply.
> It would be absurd to consider one license less free than another solely
> because it gives more rights to a specific group.
In my opinion, this is precisely what guideline 5 says. More exactly,
it says that a license is not free if it grants *less* rights to a
person or group of persons. And every *more* than is also a *less*