Re: A radical approach to rewriting the DFSG#
On Tue, Jun 01, 2004 at 10:52:22AM +0100, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> > /usr/share/doc/apache/copyright
> > 3. The end-user documentation included with the redistribution,
> > if any, must include the following acknowledgment:
> > "This product includes software developed by the
> > Apache Software Foundation (http://www.apache.org/)."
> > Alternately, this acknowledgment may appear in the software itself,
> > if and wherever such third-party acknowledgments normally appear.
> We're invoking the second part of this across the board. The first one
> alone would not be free; fortunately it is a disjunction, allowing us
> to ignore the first part.
The second part ("Alternately ...") makes it easier for Debian, but doesn't
make it more free. Lots of software runs on hardware without the capability
to display text (eg. embedded use), and their only choice is the first option.