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Re: DFSG conform OSI licenses

On Sun, 2 Sep 2007 12:58:45 +0200 (CEST) Marco d'Itri wrote:

> debian@nn7.de wrote:
> >Well this is not too helpful. I would wish that licenses that are
> >acceptable are all officially listed somewhere (here?
> With very good approximation, you can be sure that packages in main
> have acceptable licenses, and work from this knowledge.

I disagree that this can be a good approximation, since assuming it is
would imply that DFSG-compliance bugs (almost) never happen.
I instead think that those kind of bugs happen more frequently than one
would hope...

One example is all the GFDL-ed stuff that got approved before realizing
that it does not comply with the DFSG.
Even if I disagree with GR-2006-001 outcome (option 1 was the right
choice, in my opinion), still, many GFDL-ed documents do have
unmodifiable parts (such as Invariant Sections, Front/Back Cover Texts,
and so forth) and have been (or are being) moved to non-free.

> >So this means, MPL, CPL == IBM PL are all DFSG conform licenses.
> I belive they are.

At least as far as the MPL is concerned, I disagree.


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