Re: after a long thread and a clarification with O'Reilly ...
On Wed, Jan 30, 2002 at 08:25:31AM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Richard Braakman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > The statement you quoted is inside a "provided that" clause. So they're
> > making DFSG compliance a legal requirement, which is a bit problematic
> > since the DFSG was never intended as a legal document :)
> True enough, but the clause kills the license anyway. What it says
> If you commercially distribute the book, it must be as part of a
> DFSG-free aggregate.
> However, clause one of the DFSG requires that it be permissible to add
> it to *any* aggregate, whether the aggregate is DFSG-free or not.
> For example, a DFSG-free thing can be added to Sun's Solaris CDs. The
> O'Reilly manuals cannot.
Yes, but not because of some legalistic reasoning which only confuse the mind.
It is non free because of clause 9 of the DFSG.