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Re: Why only one non-free section?

On 14-Sep-1998, Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer@pasteur.fr> wrote:
> On Friday 11 September 1998, at 10 h 16, the keyboard of Shaleh 
> <shaleh@livenet.net> wrote:
> > Why are we going to wrestle with licenses and what not?  If it fails to
> > meet our guidelines it gets stuffed in non-free.  Limbo.  Once the
> > license issue is cleared up, it can be moved.  Rather than asking us to
> > modify Debian, why not endeavor to convince people that free licenses
> > are the best?
> Because you think I didn't try? I fear most of my work as a Debian packager 
> will be to discuss legal and politics matters with developers.
> For the record, here is the discussion with the author. If someone finds 
> something I forgot:

I think you did fine.  It's a difference of opinion.

The author seems to be confused.  They spend grant money on
copying disks to reduce the price of the software for others.
Then they want to ask for royalties (thus *increasing* the price)
if someone else is charging for it!

To be consistent you want to reduce the price, or take a cut, but not

Some Universities impose this sort of intellectual property control
from above.

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