Re: A possible GFDL compromise
On Monday, Sep 8, 2003, at 16:12 US/Eastern, Andrew Suffield wrote:
How is that unambiguously non-free under DFSG 1? DFSG clearly speaks
only of the license.
The subject under discussion is a license which prohibits distribution
on DRM media.
The GPL prohibits us from distributing Debian on orange peels or
probably even punch cards, because that's not "on a medium customarily
used for software interchange."
Certain "restrictions" on selling/giving away aggregate software
distributions are OK with DFSG 1. One common example is that we must
also give away source.
I think the way that the GFDL currently attempts to prohibit DRM is
non-free. I can't think of a wording that would prohibit DRM and still
be free. However, I don't think DFSG 1 says DRM must be allowed.