Re: debian-legal review of licenses
On Jan 25, 2004, at 13:19, Daniel Quinlan wrote:
I wasn't asking for anything binding, maybe advance approval is not
quite the right word. Obviously, a patent or some other problem could
easily chuck some piece of software into non-free.
We've found several times that it can take a while to notice all the
non-free aspects of a complex license. Consider that originally it
seemed "GFDL w/o invariant sections" was free, but then after
re-appraising the situation we found even that wasn't.
How many of the currently-known problems with the GFDL weren't found
until our second or third look at it?