Re: license requirements for a book to be in free section
On Wed, Jan 23, 2002 at 05:28:54PM +0100, Henning Makholm wrote:
> Scripsit Stefano Zacchiroli <email@example.com>
> > They also told me that they don't want to allow the commercial
> > distribution of the book, anyway again in their opinion this doesn't
> > violate the DFSG.
> Which is false. The right to commercial redistribution for profit, in
> electronic form at the very least, is a sine qua non for DFSG
Well, i think they grant the right to distribute it in electornic form, ity is
just for the printed version that they don't want to give permission, thing
that i consider normal for a book publisher.
It still is DFSG non-free, but then i guess the DFSG was not written with
these things in mind, and clarification of what we want to allow or not is