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Re: Non-freeness of the AFL v3.0



On Tue, 4 Nov 2014 15:42:06 +0000 Ian Jackson wrote:

> Francesco Poli writes ("Non-freeness of the AFL v3.0"):
> > I am seeking help on bug #689919.
> 
> I disagree with all of your objections to #689919.

Could you please write a (short, but reasoned) point-by-point rebuttal
of my license analysis?
Just saying that you disagree does not explain much.
And it does not convince me of the (supposed) wrongness of my
conclusions.

> 
> 
> The only one of those objections that has any substance is the
> complaint about the `reasonable efforts ... obtain assent' clause.
> However, the licence author has publicly clarified that Debian's
> behaviour is well within the intent of the licence.  I think that
> interpretation is sufficient also to safegaurd our users and
> downstreams.

Walter [1] has already explained why Larry Rosen's "clarification" does not
sound very convincing. I share his concerns.

[1] https://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2014/11/msg00003.html


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