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Re: IBM CPL v1

Scripsit Roger Leigh <rleigh@whinlatter.ukfsn.org>

> Is the IBM Common Public Licence version 1.0 (below) considered
> DFSG-free?

We have software under this licence in main already, notably postfix
and graphviz. The license has been discussed explicitly on
debian-legal at least once [1] and no flaws big enough to cause it to
be considered non-free were discovered.

[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2005/01/msg00297.html

For my attempt to summarize the 2005 discussion, see

The patent self-destruct feature of the license is quite restrained
and is within what we generally consider fair self-defense.

Henning Makholm                            "... it cannot be told in his own
                                         words because after September 11 he
                            forgot about keeping his diary for a long time."

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