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Re: DFSG#10 [was: Re: Draft Debian-legal summary of the LGPL]

On Thu, Jun 03, 2004 at 10:37:43AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > Some require it in the "end-user documentation" (Apache), which seems
> > stronger.
> That's a problem, then.

The full clause:

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.

Some discussion on this down in one of the other threads observed
that "may appear in the software itself" does clearly include
/usr/share/doc/foo/copyright, or wherever the license text is--it
doesn't say "in the binary itself".  So, if this interpretation is
valid, it's still an annoying verbatim requirement, but without
contamination issues.

Glenn Maynard

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