Re: Advice on packaging SAGE
Charles Plessy <email@example.com> writes:
> It is exactly because it is anyway wrong to not cite authors that it is
> better to leave the requirement out of the licence. When we publish
> scientific articles, we do not put a disclaimer on the top saying "if
> you read this article, you must properly cite it if you re-use some
> results or concepts in your research."
> Having that kind or requirement in licences has multipls consequences:
> - It makes the software non-compliant to the DFSG.
Why? I don't see anything in the DFSG that says that licenses may not
require citing authors, and in fact many DFSG-free licenses require that
one preserve copyright statements or authorship information.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>