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Re: Free as in speech, but not as in beer

Paul van der Vlis <paul@vandervlis.nl> wrote:
> Hello Miriam,
> Op 24-03-15 om 21:05 schreef Miriam Ruiz:
>> 2015-03-24 20:04 GMT+01:00 Paul van der Vlis <paul@vandervlis.nl>:
>>> Op 24-03-15 om 18:38 schreef Paul R. Tagliamonte:
>>>> Unless it allows modification and redistribution of this (and we do so),
>>> What when the DD who packages it, would package it with the 5 user
>>> limitation?
>> If the 5 user limitation is a requirement, then the license is
>> definitely not DFSG-free (and, also, they would have to figure out how
>> to manage the contradiction between this limitation and the AGPL).
>> Depending on the license, it might go to non-free, though.
> The 5 user limitation is something in the software, but because it's
> AGPL it's not forbidden to remove it. But I think the developer would
> ask friendly to remove a version without the limitation from Debian.

If anyone actually used the software, I think the limitation would be
quickly removed.  As a historical example, xpdf, as distributed by
the developer, prevented copy and paste from documents that were
marked read-only.  The Debian maintainer removed that feature.

Walter Landry

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