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Re: Adobe open source license -- is this licence free?

On Thu, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:37:14AM +0400, olive wrote:
> If that is what you think, you must first have the DFSG changed *before* 
> declaring the license non-free.

No, I must not do any such thing.  And who are you to tell me I must?

> As long as the DFSG is not changed the license remains DFSG-free.

No.  The DFSG are *guidelines*.  These guidelines are *interpreted* by
Debian, in the person of the ftp team with debian-legal functioning in an
advisory capacity (... on a good day).  There is nothing in the Social
Contract or DFSG that obliges us to distribute software just because the
novel way that the licensors found to screw users is one that the DFSG
doesn't address explicitly.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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