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Re: Clarification regarding PHP License and DFSG status

Francesco Poli <frx@winstonsmith.info> wrote:
> |   4. Products derived from this software may not be called "PHP", nor
> |      may "PHP" appear in their name, without prior written permission
> |      from group@php.net.  You may indicate that your software works in
> |      conjunction with PHP by saying "Foo for PHP" instead of calling
> |      it "PHP Foo" or "phpfoo"
> This starts as a name-change clause, but then goes beyond and forbids an
> entire class of names for derived works (any name having "PHP" as a
> substring, minus some exceptions).
> This is overreaching, IMO, and makes the clause non-free. [...]

I think it's near the border, but just acceptable, because it's fairly
trivial to work around in the few cases it affects. It sucks, though.
2-clause BSD or a narrower attribution clause would be better, but
I've other fish to fry.

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