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Re: RFC: Debian License Information on www.debian.org

On Sat, May 01, 2004 at 03:35:04AM +0200, Jakob Bohm wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 30, 2004 at 03:49:34AM +0200, Frank Lichtenheld wrote:
> > http://www.debian.org/legal/licenses/ (and every other mirror of
> > course).
> > 
> > Please take a look and comment. The pages are currently not linked nor
> > mentioned on the rest of the website. I will add this after giving you
> > some time for feedback and improval suggestions.
> > 
> I have now looked closer at the pages, and they are even better
> than I first thought!  Thanks!
> Here are some small ideas that no one else seem to have posted:
> 1. When the page goes real, make www.d.org/licenses and
>   www.d.org/copyright alternate names for the first page, and
>   establish cross linking with www.d.org/license (to catch the
>   obvious typos).

Will come back to this.

> 2. The non-free OSL has been given the honor of being license
>   number 001-1 Maybe you should cheat and make it number 100-1,
>   then the top free licenses can get the honors of having the
>   low numbers.

I agree that it would perhaps be good to use the first numbers
for the standard licenses (GPL,LGPL,Artistic,BSD,MIT) and move
the OPL, CC-by, OSL and whatever we can add quickly to the page
after that.

I oppose however a more complex scheme. The numbers
really should show only the order of preparation, not more. Anthing
else would probably lead to more confusion than it would help.

Thanks for your suggestions.

Frank Lichtenheld <djpig@debian.org>
www: http://www.djpig.de/

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