Re: Swiftfox license
On Thu, Apr 05, 2007 at 04:57:25PM -0400, Michael Pobega <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 05, 2007 at 11:03:20AM -0500, Kilz _ wrote:
> > Hi Debian legal
> > I am writing you to ask a question that someone I know doesnt believe. It
> > has to do with the Swiftfox license. Can you please confirm or deny that it
> > passes the DFSG? Thanks. I say it doesnt, but he requires proof. Thanks.
> > Here is the license.
> > SWIFTFOX LICENSE AND RESTRICTIONS
> > -------------------------------------
> > 1. Swiftfox binaries are not distributed under the MPL
> > license and are not freely distributable. Swiftfox
> > is licensed only to the user that downloads the
> > binary from getswiftfox.com and no distribution
> > to other parties is allowable under this license.
> > Download of any binary from getswiftfox.com
> > constitutes acceptance of these terms.
> That alone does it. Once a package is not freely distributable it
> automatically fails the DFSG. It breaks rule #1:
This tells that *swiftfox*binaries* are not distributable, not the
binaries we would obtain building from sources.
It doesn't change that the sources are MPL only.