Re: Is Project Gutenberg License DFSG compatible
On 2017-08-04 00:27 +0800, Shengjing Zhu wrote:
> I find there's not enough mention about The Project Gutenberg
It seems that license fails the DFSG, because § 1.E.8. imposes
restrictions on charging a fee for distribution which contradicts DFSG
> I meet a package that includes a file licensed under it.
> The content of this file is a public domain work, but it's produced by
> project Gutenberg. Should I exclude this file?
Either that, or remove all references to Project Gutenberg from it as
mentioned in § 1.C. of their license. Sending a patch to upstream which
does the latter would be useful, but until they incorporate it you will
have to repack the upstream tarball.
>  http://gutenberg.net/license
>  https://github.com/biogo/hts/blob/master/bgzf/testdata/Mark.Twain-Tom.Sawyer.txt
>  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Gutenberg