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Re: Why is OpenSSL not in non-free?

Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de> wrote:
> Could someone update http://wiki.debian.org/DFSGLicenses and 
> http://www.debian.org/legal/licenses/ accordingly?
> Currently both pages sound as if it the 4-clause BSD licence would not
> meet the DFSG.

I'd happily update http://www.debian.org/legal/licenses/ but I can't
see how it makes it sounds as if 4-clause BSD wouldn't meet DFSG. Can
you clarify?  I don't want to encourage it because it has practical
problems when combined with the GPLs, but it's OK for main.

I can't update http://wiki.debian.org/DFSGLicenses well and everyone
should be very reluctant to use an unattributed wiki as a primary
source.  I didn't find much there about 4-clause BSD either, really.

> > Even the FSF considers it free.
> The FSF also considers the GFDL with invariant sections as free...

Not free software.  RMS claimed such a question doesn't matter, in
I feel it's pretty obviously not free software and it's pretty obvious
why that's harmful - see: http://mjr.towers.org.uk/blog/2006/fdl#general

Hope that explains,
My Opinion Only: see http://people.debian.org/~mjr/
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