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Re: Proposal for clarification of DFSG.1

Scripsit Roland Stigge <stigge@debian.org>
> On Mon, 2003-11-03 at 20:41, Henning Makholm wrote:

> ..., but the result of the small LaTeX2HTML discussion last month seems
> to show a big misunderstanding because everybody involved claimed rather
> (A)

No - they complained that the license discussed in that thread does
not allowing distributing for profit *even as part as an aggregation*.
A permissions to distribute aggregations for profit needs to be

> > You're misunderstanding DFGS #8. Saying "you may charge money for this
> > program if you bundle it with something" is in no way specific to
> > Debian. Anyone, not just Debian, can do such bundling and get the
> > right to charge money for the bundle.

> DFSG.8 requires the "parties to whom the program is redistributed" to
> "have the same rights as those that are granted in conjunction with the
> Debian system".

And they have.

> I.e. since there's the right to sell the aggregation, there "should"
> (DFSG wording in #8) be right to sell the program alone.

No, nothing of that kind is implied. If everybody has the right to
sell aggregations, then DFSG#8 is met. DFSG#8 excludes licenses that,
for example, allow selling of aggregations only if the aggregation is
Debian, or derived from Debian.

Henning Makholm                         "These are a nasty breed. They sting
                                  you without waiting to be insulted first."

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