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Re: Draft Summary: MPL is not DFSG free

"Lex Spoon" <lex@cc.gatech.edu> writes:

> Brian Thomas Sniffen <bts@alum.mit.edu> wrote:
>> You think it's beneficial.  Reasonable people might disagree.  Thus,
>> while you might accept such a contract, it's not a free license.  It
>> is always beneficial to receive software under a free license.
> I disagree; obtaining software under a DFSG-compliant license agreement
> is not necessarily a benefit.  Some people feel that the advertising
> clause of BSD is a hindrance, for example, but that does not make the
> BSD license agreement become non-free.

Then those people can ignore the BSD license and the code they
received and go on with their lives.  They haven't lost anything.

They don't even have to look at the code.


Brian Sniffen                                       bts@alum.mit.edu

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