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Re: DFSG audit of X-Oz license wanted

On Tue, Feb 17, 2004 at 12:15:32PM +0000, MJ Ray wrote:
> On 2004-02-17 05:22:39 +0000 David Nusinow <david_nusinow@verizon.net> 
> wrote:
> >       3. The end-user documentation included with the 
> >redistribution, if
> >          any, must include the following acknowledgment:
> >	    "This product includes software developed by X-Oz Technologies  
> >(http://www.x-oz.com/)."
> >          Alternately, this acknowledgment may appear in the software 
> >itself, 
> >	  if and wherever such third-party acknowledgments normally appear.
> This clause shares the problems of the new XFree86 licence.

That's mainly because they're identical, except for the occurence of the
proper name "X-Oz Technologies" and the URL.

This is not a coincidence.  David Dawes is the author of this license,
the founder and sole employee (AFAIK) of X-Oz Technologies, Inc., and
the lead developer, release engineer, and most prominent board member of
The XFree86 Project, Inc.

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Debian GNU/Linux                   |    best of all possible worlds.
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