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Re: JRockit in non-free, part II

Scripsit Johan Walles <walles@mailblocks.com>

> Take the Linux kernel for example. It is something that most Debian
> users use, and is shipped by Debian.  It is licensed under the GNU
> GPL. If users didn't agree to be bound by the GNU GPL, they wouldn't
> be allowed to use the Linux kernel.

That is false. The GPL explicitly puts *no* conditions on *using* the
software it covers.

In fact, the consensus interpretation of the DFSG is that a license
that requires users to agree legally to *anything* just for being
allowed to *use* the software, is not DFSG-free. If you find software
with such a license in main, file a 'serious' bug report and/or bring
the issue to debian-legal's attention.

Henning Makholm          "Jeg har tydeligt gjort opmærksom på, at man ved at
                   følge den vej kun bliver gennemsnitligt ca. 48 år gammel,
               og at man sætter sin sociale situation ganske overstyr og, så
           vidt jeg kan overskue, dør i dybeste ulykkelighed og elendighed."

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