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Re: Non-Free SGML entity files

On Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:20:21 -0500 Paul Tagliamonte wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 11:23:22PM +0100, Francesco Poli wrote:
> > Any other debian-legal regular willing to share his/her opinion?
> Without looking further into it (anyone have a source package I can look
> at?), any license that restricts use to only that of implementing a
> standard (and not modification nor derived works) is not fit for main.

Dear Paul,
stressware2 has already replied [1] with an example of a package
including material under the license under question.
Did you evaluate it? What was your conclusion?
I haven't seen any follow-up from you on debian-legal about this

As I have previously said [2], I reported a bug against package
fbreader due to an almost identical issue with the same license terms.
Unfortunately, the fbreader Debian package maintainer disagrees that
there is a problem and keeps closing the bug report [3]. There have
been multiple attempts to obtain an opinion from FTP Masters (see the
bug log), but no response yet.
Could you please read the bug log and express your opinion?

I would rather avoid seeing this issue pass into oblivion.

Thanks for your time.

[1] https://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2015/12/msg00002.html
[2] https://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2015/12/msg00006.html
[3] https://bugs.debian.org/807074

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