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Re: [License-review] For Approval: Scripting Free Software License, Version 1.3.5 (S-FSL v1.3.5)

On Sun, Nov 10, 2013 at 05:07:00PM +0000, Elmar Stellnberger wrote:
> Am 08.11.2013 16:33, schrieb Paul Tagliamonte:
> >On Fri, Nov 08, 2013 at 04:15:30PM +0000, Elmar Stellnberger wrote:
> >>>>"specific to someone": Well this is an unavoidable necessity in order to
> >>>Maybe, but specific clauses like this clearly violate OSD #3 and #5
> >>>(#3: if your downstream “A” is a “public distribution” and A’s
> >>>downstream “B” isn’t, B cannot distribute them under the same terms
> >>>as it got them from A under).
> >>Well we could crop out this special facilitation but that would make
> >>the license less fit for practical purposes. I do not want to sacrifice
> >>practical fitness towards perfectly strict OSI compliance.
> >To be clear, not satisfying OSD 3 & 5 (DFSG 3 and 5 as well) this will
> >*NOT* be fit for Debian main. You're free to try to get it into
> >non-free.
> Concerning OSD conformance please see for the discussion at http://projects.opensource.org/pipermail/license-discuss/2013-November/001358.html.

Debian doesn't use OSI conformance as it's measure for free software. We
have our own tests (the DFSG), and a team to work out if a license is
free (the ftpteam).

Last I checked, your license will still not be fit for Debian main.


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