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Re: "dissident test" has been proven wrong and should not be used any more

On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 03:32:27PM +0200, Bernhard R. Link wrote:
> * Osamu Aoki <osamu@debian.org> [120924 15:25]:
> > Agh ... who added this ... test should be done only to DFSG.  The
> > proposed "dissident test" does not work and is proven to be wrong in
> > some cases already.
> How can it be proven to be wrong? If some license makes it impossible
> for some people in a sadly far to often occuring situation, how can such
> software be free?

Mmmm.... I think there were some miscommunication ...  I was try to say
that Henning Makholm's theoretical issues were proven to be wrong.  Only
DSFG itself needs to be used.

> > Some people (Henning Makholm et al.) were on debian-legal around 2003
> > using this "dissident tests" to shoot down many non-GLP/BSD licenced
> > packages.
> You do not need the dissident test for that. You can also just quote the
> DFSG. The tests are just a method to make people not look to much at the
> letter but at the spirit of the DFSG to distinguish some pure
> theoretical issues from real world issues, i.e. to bring some saneness
> into the discussion.

That is exactly my position: "You do not need the dissident test".

With this thought, I got ipadic and few more packages in non-free
re-uploaded to main and approved by FTP master.  My action of this and
its result proved that Henning Makholm's position of theoretical issues
are wrong.  So we should not continue using such "dissident test".


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