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Re: Clarification regarding PHP License and DFSG status

On Wed, Dec 21, 2005 at 04:07:15PM -0500, Charles Fry wrote:
> Does anyone have any objections to my claims here? If not, then I will
> request that new Pear packages using the PHP License be accepted, and
> I'll close the current RC bugs against Pear packages licenced under the
> PHP License if they upgrade to the most recent version.

I think your interpretation of the text is contrived to try to make it
true, and I don't think it's a natural interpretation.  But I'm ambivalent
to calling that non-free, which is why I'm not spending our time trying
to come to agreement about that.

Actually, just the inclusion of a URL has problems: domains are lost and
links are broken, and this text--and tons of others--may well be untrue
ten years from now, when the link breaks and nobody is permitted to fix
it.  That might even cost people money, when bugs are filed for a
commercial product forced to include a dead link.  But there are bigger
licensing problems in the world, and limited time to fight for them ...

Glenn Maynard

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