Re: [OFF-TOPIC] Is canoo webtest DFSG compliant
"Fred Maranhão" wrote in message
I'm looking for a functional test tool for web applications to use in
my workplace. I'm interested in software that works both in gnu and
One of the canditates is canoo webtest
(http://webtest.canoo.com/webtest/manual/WebTestHome.html), but it is
not in the offical debian repositories neither in apt-get.org.
The page of license is:
http://webtest.canoo.com/webtest/manual/license.html. It seems open
source, in my humble opinion, but I'm not a license specialist. And
.there are a lot of new licenses (not necessarily DFSG-compliant) with
'free' and 'open' in their names, nowadays.
Can anyone emit a second opinion?
I've included a complete copy of the licence at the end of this mail.
This is basically the apachee 1.1 licence, with the name Apache replaced, as
obviously that would not apply.
Other differences include removal of nonbinding information from after the
warrenty disclamer, and removal of the numbers on the clauses.
Now the major potential problem is:
#Products derived from this software may not be called "WebTest", nor may
"Canoo" appear in
#their name, without prior written permission of the Canoo Engineering AG.
The restriction on "WebTest" is explicitly allowed by the DFSG. There appars
to be some debate
as to whether the other restrictions are acceptable under the DFSG.
I suspect that it may not be a broblem in this case, as the anti-endorsment
presumably would prevent already prevent including "Cantoo" in the package
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