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Re: License review request: LinuxMagic FSCL


On Monday 16 October 2006, à 00:53:36, Ryan Finnie wrote:
> On 9/27/06, Walter Landry <wlandry@ucsd.edu> wrote:
> >MJ Ray <mjr@phonecoop.coop> wrote:
> >> Ryan Finnie <ryan@finnie.org> asked for help with:
> >> > (c) You must make Source Code of all Your Deployed Modifications
> >> > publicly available under the terms of this License, including the
> >> > license grants set forth in Section 3 below, for as long as you Deploy
> >> > the Covered Code or twelve (12) months from the date of initial
> >> > Deployment, whichever is longer. You should preferably distribute the
> >> > Source Code of Your Deployed Modifications electronically (e.g.
> >> > download from a web site); and
> >>
> >> 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?

There is no differences except that GPL section 3 requires 3a *or* 3b
*or* 3c to be respected. Debian do not respect the three-year clause but
the 3a alternative.

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