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Vim's user manual bug closed: reopen?



Hi everybody,
I noticed that bug #384019 has been recently closed.
The bug is about Vim's user manual, which is claimed to not comply with
the DFSG, because is released under the Open Publication License v1.0[1]
(with no options).
The bug was closed because an FTP-master (James Troup) stated that the
Open Publication License v1.0 without options is fine for main. See the
buglog[2] for more details.

On the other hand, the Open Publication License v1.0 was reviewed on
debian-legal in 2004 and was found to fail to meet the DFSG in various
respects, even when no options are exercised[3].

I agree with the debian-legal summary and think that works under this
license do not comply with the DFSG.

What should be done, in your opinion?
Should the bug be reopened?


Make no mistake: the Open Publication License is *not* the OpenContent
License; these two licenses are different from one another and only
share the acronym (OPL), which is therefore ambiguous.  Just to be
clear: here we are talking about the Open Publication License[1].


[1] http://www.opencontent.org/openpub/
[2] http://bugs.debian.org/384019
[3] http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2004/03/msg00226.html


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