Re: Free as in speech, but not as in beer
Please re-read my last mail on this thread.
This conversation is going in circles.
On Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 4:38 PM, Paul van der Vlis <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Op 24-03-15 om 21:21 schreef Don Armstrong:
>> On Tue, 24 Mar 2015, Paul van der Vlis wrote:
>>> 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
>> If it was actually AGPLed in its entirety, the maintainer would just
>> remove code which enforced the 5 user limitation.
> Next step would be a friendly question from the developper to remove the
> software from Debian.
> Do you know an example of software what is distributed by Debian when
> it's clear the development team behind it, doesn't want that?
>> In any event, without particular licenses
> The license is clear, it's plain AGPL.
>> and source files, we're having
>> an academic discussion without concrete information or relation to
>> Debian, which isn't on topic for debian-legal.
> I've spoken to the developer and he does not want the name of his
> program into this discussion. In his opinion the question is clear.
> He thinks it would make the name of his new program "dirty".
> I think you can say: Debian does not want any software at this moment
> what's not "free as in beer".
> The problem is, that such software does not fit in any of the existing
> repositories. The correct place of this program would be in "main", but
> people expect "free as in beer" software there. Myself included.
> With regards,
> Paul van der Vlis.
> Paul van der Vlis Linux systeembeheer, Groningen
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