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Re: Fwd: reiser4 non-free?

Jeremy Hankins wrote:
> Hans Reiser <reiser@namesys.com> writes:
>>What alternative do you offer to ensure that attribution occurs?
>>None.  There is no alternative actually.
> Exactly: we offer no alternative.  This is not a disagreement about
> which method of ensuring attribution is correct and acceptable, but a
> disagreement about whether or not it is appropriate to force attribution
> according to some particular standard.
> It is entirely within your rights as copyright holder to push whatever
> social agenda you wish with your software license -- but debian-legal's
> position is that that will make the license non-free.  If you wish to
> require that it not be used in nuclear facilities, fine: non-free.  If
> you require that people who use the software spend a moment to think
> about the plight of the homeless, fine: non-free.  Just as, when you
> require attribution in a particular format and with a particular text,
> that's fine, but non-free.

Did you say this as an official debian spokesperson?


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