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Re: Choice of venue, was: GUADEC report

On 2004-07-12 16:33:35 +0100 Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de> wrote:

[...] In fact, the DFSG do not
deal with _any_ conflicts that may arise, or with license termination.

Are you sure? Really sure? Can you explain why?

"DFSG require that software be freely redistributable, which certainly isn't the case if the license has been terminated arbitrarily." -- Bruce Perens, "Is Your Software In Danger of Termination?" at http://perens.com/Articles/Termination.html

It's also a practical difficulty, as we hope to be able to archive debian releases in their released state: http://archive.debian.org/debian-archive/

I feel sad that few people recently have directly referenced objections back to the DFSG. It makes these things more difficult for me to learn. I've been guilty of it too. I realise my mistake.

MJR/slef    My Opinion Only and not of any group I know
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my liver is sure to say about him in [...] 40 years" -- branden

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