*To*: debian-legal@lists.debian.org*Subject*: Re: A possible approach in "solving" the FDL problem*From*: Fedor Zuev <fedor@earth.crust.irk.ru>*Date*: Fri, 15 Aug 2003 04:50:54 +0900 (IRKST)*Message-id*: <[🔎] Pine.LNX.4.53F.0308150444350.25382@bearloga.home>*In-reply-to*: <[🔎] 1060853203.849.13.camel@localhost>*References*: <[🔎] bh6hmf$bdj$1@sea.gmane.org> <[🔎] 20030812030417.GA1679@twcny.rr.com> <[🔎] bha14d$gvj$1@sea.gmane.org> <[🔎] 1060682254.1132.8.camel@arrakis.ens-lyon.fr> <[🔎] 1060682254.1132.8.camel@arrakis.ens-lyon.fr> <[🔎] bhbcoe$if$1@sea.gmane.org> <[🔎] slrnbjihir.6nf.markj+0111@bouncing.localnet> <[🔎] bhdaef$l2h$2@sea.gmane.org> <[🔎] 1060853203.849.13.camel@localhost>

On Thu, 14 Aug 2003, Wouter Verhelst wrote: WV>Op wo 13-08-2003, om 14:20 schreef Sergey Spiridonov: WV>> Yes, encrypted system will be a problem if I will try to sell encrypted WV>> FDL books, so that one can read, but not copy or modify his copy. WV>What if you'd want to create a custom Debian installation CD which WV>immediately contains some passwords on it, so that you'd have an easy WV>time installing a lot of systems? WV>You may want to protect those passwords by encrypting them somehow; and WV>if encrypting the CD is the easiest way, you'd probably do so. WV>Unfortunately, if you'd be distributing those CD's to some people WV>so that they could help you install the systems, you'd WV>technically be in breach of the FDL's terms. Yes, of course. And, I think, not just "technically". Please note, that your scheme differs from the well-known scheme of selling encrypted books in exactly one point: assumed fair intention of distributor. Bud fair intention is not a thing you can define in licence.

**References**:**Re: A possible approach in "solving" the FDL problem***From:*"Sergey V. Spiridonov" <sena@hurd.homeunix.org>

**Re: A possible approach in "solving" the FDL problem***From:*neroden@twcny.rr.com (Nathanael Nerode)

**Re: A possible approach in "solving" the FDL problem***From:*"Sergey V. Spiridonov" <sena@hurd.homeunix.org>

**Re: A possible approach in "solving" the FDL problem***From:*Josselin Mouette <josselin.mouette@ens-lyon.org>

**Re: A possible approach in "solving" the FDL problem***From:*"Sergey V. Spiridonov" <sena@hurd.homeunix.org>

**Re: A possible approach in "solving" the FDL problem***From:*MJ Ray <markj@cloaked.freeserve.co.uk>

**Re: A possible approach in "solving" the FDL problem***From:*Sergey Spiridonov <sena@hurd.homeunix.org>

**Re: A possible approach in "solving" the FDL problem***From:*Wouter Verhelst <wouter@grep.be>

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