Re: Draft Debian-legal summary of the LGPL
Andreas Barth said on Wed, May 12, 2004 at 11:15:06AM +0200,:
> For me, I want the LGPL for a very simple reason on this web page:
> It's quite often used (even so often that it is stored in
> /usr/share/common-licenses), and I think that on our web page we
> should not only have the quite new licenses, but also the "old
So just say that Debian policy is to put licences x, y, and z at
such-and-such place because so many packages in Debian are licensed
under those licenses by the respective copyright holders.
`Approved DFSG-free' is a tag we cannot easily remove, and as (my very
short) experience shows, new issues may crop up. Moreover, what is
`DFSG free' is the package(*), and copyright holder(s)' interpretation
of the license.
(*) So that packages requiring Sun/Blackdown java go into contrib
"Those willing to give up a little liberty for a little security
deserve neither security nor liberty"