Re: DFSG compatibility of the "Poetic License"
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- Subject: Re: DFSG compatibility of the "Poetic License"
- From: MJ Ray <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 14:10:04 +0100
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- In-reply-to: <20080924101049.GA4382@shadowgallery.juiceshop>
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Maximilian Gaß <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I recently discovered the Poetic License: [...]
> I ponder using this license for my own stuff, but I'd like to hear some
> opinions from debian-legal before doing it.
It appears to be a NEW licence for the debian archive. Only
seems to be under the licence and for that reason, I'd suggest using
one of the common-licenses for your work, especially if you want to
upload it to debian.
At first glance, software under this licence:
+ has free redistribution (DFSG 1),
+ permits derived works (DFSG 3),
+ does not protect integrity of the author's source (DFSG 4) - note,
the licence's author relies on moral rights in the comments on that page,
+ doesn't discriminate against people (DFSG 5),
+ doesn't discriminate against fields of endeavour (DFSG 6),
+ is not specific to debian (DFSG 8),
+ doesn't contaminate other software (DFSG 9),
* MIGHT include source code (DFSG 2),
* MIGHT allow distribution of licence (DFSG 7).
What software is being considered?
Hope that helps,
MJ Ray (slef)
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