Re: Is this licence debian-free or "normal"-free?
On Sun, 29 Jan 2006, Carsten Niehaus wrote:
> The important part is
> * Sun grants you ("Licensee") a non-exclusive, royalty free, license to use,
> * modify and redistribute this software in source and binary code form,
> * provided that i) this copyright notice and license appear on all copies of
> * the software; and ii) Licensee does not utilize the software in a manner
> * which is disparaging to Sun.
> I could imagine the "not disparaging SUN" is problematic. Is this licence
> debian-free or at least "normal"-free?
That pretty much contravenes DFSG §6 about as directly as you can get,
so no, it's not DFSG free.
[I should be allowed to use the covered software to claim that the Day
Star is an abomination, and should hurry up and go nova.]
Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy.
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