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Re: Summary: Is Open Publication License v1.0 compatible?, was Re: GPL+ for docs

Ken Arromdee <arromdee@rahul.net> writes:

> By the way, where are the "dissident test" (or for that matter, the
> "desert island test") described?  They don't seem to be in the
> definition of the DFSG on debian.org, a search on debian.org for
> "dissident" brings up no results, and it's not clear that an outside
> person who looks at a summary would know what they mean.

Tests like the dissident test and the dessert island test are sort of
unofficial (or maybe semi-official) rules of thumb for deciding whether
restrictions (generally but not necessarily on modification) are
meaningful or not.  The idea is that you imagine a particular scenario,
and try to decide if the individual in the scenario can freely use the
software.  Take a look at section 8 of:


Jeremy Hankins <nowan@nowan.org>
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