Re: Is this license DFSG free?
It's not a free software license because of this one.
4. Initial Developer as Maintainer of Source Code
The Initial Developer will be acting as the
maintainer of the Source Code. You must notify the
Initial Developer of any modification which You create
or to which You contribute, except for internal
development and practice, via an electronic mail
message sent to email@example.com. The Initial
Developer may provide an Electronic Distribution
mechnism for the Modification to be made available.
This goes against the Freedom 3 of the FSF's free
software defination, and the 3rd clause of the Debian
Free software Guidelines.
--- "Roberto C. Sanchez"
> [Please CC me, I am not subscribed to -legal]
> I am considering filing an ITP and automated build
> server called
> Anthill. They have a free and non-free version.
> The free version is
> licensed  under a license that looks quasi-BSD
> with annoying
> advertising clause. That does not worry me so much
> as the last
> paragraph of the license, which is a jurisdiction
> clause specifying
> Cuyahoga County, Ohia as the venue.
> Would this software be able to go into main or
> contrib (not sure which
> yet, since it is Java and I don't know if it build
> with free Java
> Roberto C. Sanchez