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Re: Use of the Debian name for websites

On Thu, 10 Feb 2005 13:04:08 -0600, Josh King <josh@dotmil.org> wrote:
> The goal/intent of the site is to provide new user friendly forums

This part sounds like unnecessary duplication of effort. There are
already a great many such forums in existence, not least
http://forums.debian.net. What would be gained by creating yet

> We plan to post a disclaimer stating that we are not endorsed nor
> affiliated with Debian or SPI.

> All content on the site will be licensed under the applicable Debian
> or GNU accepted licenses, meaning all original content of any kind
> generated or developed by or for the site will be free as in beer and freedom.

Sadly, in practice this means that there'd be no guarantee as to the
DFSG-freeness of the content at all, in light of the disagreements
between Debian and the FSF over what constitutes a Free license (the
GNU "Free" Documentation License being one prominent example[1]).

[1] http://people.debian.org/~srivasta/Position_Statement.html

Andrew Saunders

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