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Re: New package algol68toc: terms of the copyright.

Chris wrote:
>On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 8:51 AM, Paul Tagliamonte <paultag@debian.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 09:44:17AM -0400, Paul Tagliamonte wrote:
>>> INAL, so someone feel free to call me wrong. Comments inline.
>> I'll call me wrong:
>> 09:31 < Ganneff> svuorela: name the/a organisation, not your name. "org:
>>                  freedom fighters, inc". done. :)
>> 09:31 < Ganneff> it doesnt want YOUR name, it wants A name for changes.
>>                  i dont see a problem in that. just make it consistent
>> Comments retracted.
>I'd not be so quick to retract those comments!  I agree it fails the
>dissident test.  One is not able to contribute anonymously.  You must
>identify the organization you are a part of (and what is an
>"organization," anyway?).  And what do you do if you're not part of an
>organization?  Are you required to identify yourself?
>If one must identify themselves a part of "freedom fighters, inc."
>they open themselves to their changes being traced back to them along
>with a flag on them saying, "I'm a freedom fighter."  If they are not
>part of an organization, but other  "freedom fighter" organizations
>are a part of the project, they become tied to those (perhaps, in the
>eyes of the government) through their explicit association with the
>I think this clause in the license absolutely fails the dissident test
>because there is no way for someone to contribute anonymously, and, on
>the face of it, no way to contribute without being a member of an
>organization, a term the license fails to define.

Please point to the DFSG section that mentions the "dissident test".

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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