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Re: Choice of venue, was: GUADEC report

MJ Ray wrote:

>"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 

Surely GPL 7 causes the same problem (admittedly under a different set
of circumstances)?

>It's also a practical difficulty, as we hope to be able to archive 
>debian releases in their released state: 

Which is also a problem if a patent becomes actively enforced having
been previously docile.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59-chiark.mail.debian.legal@srcf.ucam.org

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