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Re: DFSG compatibility of the "Poetic License"

Maximilian Gaß <mxey@cloudconnected.org> wrote:
> I recently discovered the Poetic License: [...]
> <http://genaud.net/2005/10/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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