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Re: License review request: LinuxMagic FSCL

On Mon, 16 Oct 2006, Ryan Finnie wrote:
> On 9/27/06, Walter Landry <wlandry@ucsd.edu> wrote:
> >MJ Ray <mjr@phonecoop.coop> wrote:
> >> This looks like forced *public* availability and a 12-month
> >> retainer, which I think is both a significant cost (so not free
> >> redistribution) and maybe a practical problem.
> >
> >If you need to make any modifications, then with this clause, I don't
> >think that it can even be uploaded to non-free.  Debian does not
> >insure that every version ever distributed will be available for 12
> >months.
> How does this differ for the GPL's section 3(b) three-year clause?

The critical difference is that Debian doesn't distribute under 3b; we
distribute under 3a. So long as there is a DFSG compliant path through
the license, additional permissions granted by the license are fine.

Don Armstrong

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fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
 -- Jules Bean

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