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Re: AROS License DFSG ok?

Scripsit Gürkan Sengün <gurkan@linuks.mine.nu>

> Is the AROS license DFSG ok?
> http://www.aros.org/license.html

In addition to the patent termination, I don't thinkt this is a free

| 3.2. Availability of Source Code.
| Any Modification which You create or to which You contribute must be
| made available in Source Code form under the terms of this License
| either on the same media as an Executable version or via an accepted
| Electronic Distribution Mechanism to anyone to whom you made an
| Executable version available; and if made available via Electronic
| Distribution Mechanism, must remain available for at least twelve
| (12) months after the date it initially became available, or at
| least six (6) months after a subsequent version of that particular
| Modification has been made available to such recipients. You are
| responsible for ensuring that the Source Code version remains
| available even if the Electronic Distribution Mechanism is
| maintained by a third party.

And regardless of freedom, Debian's mirror network cannot comply with
this condition, so it would seem that it cannot even go into non-free,
unless absolutely no upstream changes are necessary (in which case
security updates would still be impossible).

Henning Makholm                          "What has it got in its pocketses?"

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