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Re: license requirements for a book to be in free section

On Mon, Jan 28, 2002 at 11:42:46PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Sven <luther@dpt-info.u-strasbg.fr> writes:
> > Anyway, if people want to take o'reilly's work, and just add a
> > comment and then redistribute it, i am sure o'reilly will not be
> > happy about it, and it will be up to the courts to sort of this
> > problem. But anyway, it is not us who will have a problem about it,
> > and if someone wants to do a book of debian packaged books, or
> > somethihng such, he could, so it is DFSG compliant.
> Can someone take all and only the O'Reilly books from the Debian
> distribution, and print them, and sell them (as an aggregate) to
> whoever they want?  

I don't know, but notice that this is a constructive reply, which we could ask
Oreilly to clarify, and not something comparable with the previous messages on
this thread.

If you tell stefano, we feel that this licence is non DFSG free, but don't
give more precise objections, i understand that he will get frustrated. And
the one line aggregation is not a good example, i don't think it will hold in
court altough IANAL.


Sven LUther

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