Re: Is the xdebug's non-free license necessary?
Alexander Schmehl <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> * Jan Minar <jjminar@FastMail.FM> [041219 20:04]:
>> AFAICT, the only non-free section is:
>> <quote href="http://www.xdebug.org/license.php">
>> 4. Products derived from this software may not be called "Xdebug", nor
>> may "Xdebug" appear in their name, without prior written permission from
> Citing Debian Free Software Guidelines :
> 4. Integrity of The Author's Source Code
> [..] The license may require derived works to carry a different name or
> version number from the original software. [..]
> I didn't looked at the rest of the license, but I don't think this point
> renders xdebug non-free.
This is much broader. For example, I cannot write a derivative called
"Brian's Xdebug" or "Xdebug manual" or even "A third-party manual for
Excluding a singleton name is fine. I'd even go so far as to say any
excluding any countable set is fine. Excluding an uncountable class of
names is not.
Brian Sniffen email@example.com