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Re: Licenses for DebConf6



On Fri, 11 Nov 2005 22:30:52 -0600 Manoj Srivastava wrote:

> On Sat, 12 Nov 2005 10:46:24 +1000, Anthony Towns
> <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> said: 
[...]
> > I don't believe I've seen anyone debate my use of the (aiui)
> > non-DFSG-free CC ShareAlike/Attrib clause on my debbugs paper this
> > year.

I did it, last july on debian-legal[1].

I was willing to get in touch with you (=Anthony) and try to convince
you to relicense the paper in a DFSG-free manner, but haven't yet found
the time to do so...

> 
>         I was not aware  that you were soliciting opinions. If you
>  are, I find it deplorable. I saw no benefit in sharing my opinion
>  after the fact, but am perfectly willing to do so if you think my
>  rectitude was implicit approval.
[...]
> > and the advocacy and arguments about the DFSG are more likely to
> > have a long term effect than the license on any paper presented at a
> > conference.
> 
>         Any advocacy of the DFSG by an organization that happily
>  accepts non-free licenses when it is convenient, smacks so much of
>  hypocrisy to be unpersuasive. But that is just my opinion.     

It's my opinion, as well.
That is exactly what I meant when I talked about acting "consistently
with our philosophy" in my reply[2] to Andreas Schuldei (earlier in this
thread).

[1] Message-Id: <20050718005041.7ae58d1d.frx@winstonsmith.info>
[2] Message-Id: <20051110010849.71739302.frx@firenze.linux.it>

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