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Re: would this custom license considered DFSG-free/GPL-compatible

On Tue, Oct 04, 2016 at 09:45:31AM -0400, Yaroslav Halchenko wrote:
> On Tue, 04 Oct 2016, Paul Wise wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 4, 2016 at 8:56 PM, Yaroslav Halchenko wrote:
> > > // 4. If anything other than configuration, indentation or comments have been
> > > //    altered in the code, the modified code must be made accessible to the
> > > //    original author(s).
> > This is impossible to comply with for those who do not have Internet
> > access so I think it would fail DFSG item 5; No Discrimination Against
> > Persons or Groups.
> ok -- playing devil's advocate (just a phrase, I am not of that opinion
> about the upstream ;)) -- nothing there states about connectivity
> (Internet) or media (digitized, printed) how they must be made
> accessible.  Could be via mail, bottle in the ocean, ...

In addition to the reply by Paul, there is also another common way to
explain why this is not DFSG-free: It fails the "The Desert Island


So I guess bottles in the ocean were already considered and do not
count as "making it accesible to the author".


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