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Re: Clarification regarding PHP License and DFSG status



On Fri, 23 Dec 2005 03:02:29 -0800 Don Armstrong wrote:

> On Fri, 23 Dec 2005, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> > frx@firenze.linux.it wrote:
> > >As a reminder, I see this clause as non-free because it 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, even when
> > >applied to PHP itself.
> >
> > Exactly, which part of the DFSG you think would forbid this?
> 
> The fact that it's a restriction on derived works (§3) that is not
> explicitly allowed by §4?
> 
>   §3 [...] The license must allow modifications and derived works,
>   [...]
> 
>   §4 [...] The license may require derived works to carry a different
>   name or version number from the original software. [...]

Fully agreed.
That's exactly what I meant, even though I didn't explicitly quote the
relevant DFSG (shame on me!).

Thanks to Don for expressing so clearly and concisely what I should have
said myself!  :)


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