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Re: Question about license compatibility

Sean Kellogg <skellogg@u.washington.edu> wrote:

> License 1 contains a limitation on use ("educational, research and non-profit 
> purposes, without fee") which is a violation of DFSG #6.  License 2 is less 
> obvious, but I personally believe that a provision that forbids charging a 
> fee for distribution is non-free, or at least bad policy.  Certainly having a 
> package that prohibits charging for distribution would prevent it from being 
> on a Debian CD sold by one of the vendors.  Based on the DFSG I'd have to 
> point to #1 and #6...  but both are kind of stretches.

That aspect of license 2 isn't a problem - the DFSG don't require that
people be able to charge for an item of software, merely the aggregate

Matthew Garrett | mjg59-chiark.mail.debian.legal@srcf.ucam.org

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