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Re: AMQP license

On Fri, Dec 07, 2007 at 12:36:53AM +0100, Francesco Poli wrote:
> I think that the original question was more about the DFSG-freeness
> of the AMQP specification itself, rather than about the possibility
> of developing DFSG-free programs which follow the specification...

I'm not sure how one would apply the DFSG to a specification as such.
If implementation of the specification would require the spec. itself
to be incorporated into the relevant package then the inability to
modify the spec. clearly makes it non-free.

OTOH, if it is just a case of making a program that meets the spec.,
and the program itself is free and does not contain the spec. itself,
then I don't see that's a problem. (See the recent discussion here
concerning a program that implemented a non-free RFC.)



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