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Re: Outcome of PHPNuke discussion

Mark Rafn <dagon@dagon.net> writes:

> On Sun, 1 Jun 2003, Steve Langasek wrote:
>> The consensus was that, if you regard each php file as a program of its
>> own, it fails the interactivity requirement; and that if you regard a
>> web session as a single execution of the "program", you don't get to
>> require a copyright notice on *every* page -- just on the home page.
> I don't think there was consensus that either of these interpretations are 
> acceptible to Debian.  Requiring a copyright notice on the homepage would 
> be unfree IMO.  

But the requirement for a copyright notice on the homepage is a
consequence of the GPL's interactive-session clause and the
interpretation that a web session is a single execution of a program.
If that interpretation is reasonable, DFSG 10 establishes a
requirement for an initial copyright notice as unambiguously free.


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