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Re: GPL violates DFSG point 3

On 6/1/06, Adam Borowski <kilobyte@angband.pl> wrote:
Actually, the base-files package is under the GPL itself, so it's not
a random inclusion.  It applies to several copyrightable pieces like
/usr/share/doc/base-files/FAQ or /usr/share/doc/base-files/README.base
-- and even if it wasn't the case, you can take a random string of
bits, license it under the GPL and plop into the package.  You can do
that as every single license there is GPL-compatible.

In other words, no exception within the DFSG is needed.

Never noticed that actually, I always assumed base-files was mostly PD.

Andrew Donnellan
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