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PHP license style [was: Re: licenses with name changing clauses]



On Fri, 26 May 2006 13:41:16 +0100 MJ Ray wrote:

> =?iso-8859-1?q?Frank_K=FCster?= <frank@debian.org>
> > While we're at it, there's a different issue in teTeX and TeXLive
> > for which I'd like to have some advice from -legal. ukhyphen.tex has
> > now a supposedly free license, but it has a broader renaming clause:
> 
> Wow, that's arrogant, not only reserving the package's filename
> (arguably acceptable to ensure integrity) but the names of many
> possible derivatives/competitors.

Does this mean that you agree with me that the super-name-change clause
of PHP License version 3.01 fails to comply with the DFSG?
Remember that this clause (which is #4) reserves an infinite class of
work names: namely, the class of names that include "PHP" as a
substring.

The latest thread on this topic started here:
http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2006/04/msg00112.html

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