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Re: license check for tqsllib

On Tue, Oct 21, 2003 at 02:07:06PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 20, 2003 at 10:16:09AM -0600, Joel Baker wrote:
> > I don't *like* it (to the point that I'm willing to spend a large number of
> > my own hours, working to convince people to switch for a 3-clause variety),
> > but there is enough software in the world that falls under it, and enough
> > room to manuever in terms of whether it's even enforceable (or more than
> > GPL-incompatible in the most technical of senses, and compatible in RMS's
> > declaration of intent) that I'd really hate to see us drop everything that
> > uses it, much as I'd hate to see us drop everything that could potentially
> > have a patent on it - for much the same reason.
> How about, once the 4.1.5 vote is done, we try to amend the DFSG to say
> that no future software using the advertising clause will be permitted
> into Debian?

How about we find any software that still has the advertising clause
and aim to chuck it out of the archive? It can't be that difficult by

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