Re: ckermit: license advice
Scripsit Ian Beckwith <email@example.com>
> > (A) The C-Kermit software, in source and/or binary form, may be
> > included WITHOUT EXPLICIT LICENSE in distributions of OPERATING
> > SYSTEMS that have OSI (Open Source Initiative, www.opensource.org)
> > approved licenses, even if non-Open-Source applications (but not
> > operating systems) are included in the same distribution.
> Another possible problem is the reference to Open Source Initiative
> approved licenses.
Yes, it contaminates other software. DFSG #9.
> > The intention is to allow C-Kermit to be distributed with "free"
> > operating systems such as GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, The Hurd,
> > etc, ...
> I would think that amply covers debian,
Yes, but it is narrow enough to be (as bad as) "specific to Debian".
> Are there any other problems with the license?
There doesn't seem to be any permission to distribute it *without*
bundling with any operating system at all.
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