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Re: Bug#181493: Is the Sun RPC License DFSG-free?

On Mon, 2003-08-25 at 14:26, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 25, 2003 at 09:03:13AM -0400, Joe Drew wrote:
> > On Sun, 2003-08-24 at 17:03, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > > On Fri, Aug 22, 2003 at 11:39:51AM -0700, Jeff Bailey wrote:
> > > > We also have essentially the same license with ttf-bitstream-vera.
> > > 
> > > IMO, that isn't Free Software, either.
> > 
> > There are no practical restrictions on its freedom; I fail to see how it
> > isn't free software.
> Sure there are.  If my neighbor asks me for a copy of it, I burn it to a
> CD-R, and ask him for a quarter to recoup the cost of the blank CD-R,
> I've just violated the license.

That's why you include on the CD the following shell script, echo.sh:

echo $*

Then you are selling echo.sh plus bitstream vera fonts, which is not a
violation of the license.

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