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Re: Attribution-ShareAlike License



On Wed, Sep 10, 2003 at 05:04:48PM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
> If I were to try my own hand as an apprentice in the fine art of
> debian-legal license analysis, I might say the following <grin>:
[...]

Looks good, but don't forget that that is only phase one.

Phase two involves a "holistic" reading of the entire license to make
sure that it isn't non-Free despite its failure to run afoul of a
specific clause of the DFSG.

Remeber, the DFSG is just a list of *guidelines*.  There are ways to
inhibit freedom that the DFSG did not anticipate.  Our Social Contract
requires us to defend Free Software (Free as in freedom), not merely to
ensure that we don't ship anything that doesn't fail the specific
criteria in the DFSG.

I know I've made this point a lot in the past few months, but I feel it
bears repeating.

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