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Re: handling Mozilla with kid gloves [was: GUADEC report]

Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org> wrote:
> It still doesn't seem to me like the "programs are free or non-free, not
> licenses" bit applies most of the time.  Besides, most of the time we
> evaluate licenses, we do so without any idea of the original author's
> intent or beliefs (except as embodied in their license), so it seems to
> not matter if we evaluate those licenses in the context of a particular
> program or not. [...]

Often licences have or do not have specifics in how they're being
applied to software. In our favourite furry Firefox case, there is
stuff in the package not under the same licence as the rest.

The abstract nature of analysis is probably why "get clarification"
is frequently the advice to enquirers.

My Opinion Only: see http://people.debian.org/~mjr/
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