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Re: Freedom of Parrot (was: Artistic License 2.0)

On Thu, Dec 20, 2007 at 11:49:04AM +1100, Ben Finney wrote:
> Allison Randal <allison@perl.org> writes:

> > The Artistic License 2.0 has been approved by the OSI, but not
> > explicitly reviewed by debian-legal. Would you like to review it?

> Debian considers the freedom of works, not license texts in isolation.

Please stop saying this.  To the extent that it is true, it's also not

Debian *does* consider the freedom of licenses.  The only limitation is that
there are licenses that can be either free or non-free based on how they're
applied, but that does not preclude examining a license (which is in fact
what we do here) and classifying it as, e.g., "free", "free when applied
sanely", "free only when this option is used", or "non-free".

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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