Re: Bug#51842: [PROPOSED] closing hole in DFSG that can force you to include some text in advertisement
I don't think that debian-policy has control over the DFSG, though it does
appear in the policy document. Any changes we make to the DFSG need to be
considered very carefully, plus they should be run by Bruce Perens and
probably by the Open Source people too.
Tomasz Wegrzanowski wrote:
> package: debian-policy
> version: 220.127.116.11
> severity: wishlist
> beacause any otherwise DFSG-compatible package can possibly
> force you to include something like :
> `This software contains code made by Fooniversity of Somewhere'
> in advertisement of your distro ( even of official Debian ) :
> --- policy.sgml.old Fri Nov 5 00:46:28 1999
> +++ policy.sgml Thu Dec 2 21:41:55 1999
> @@ -228,6 +228,17 @@
> other fee for such sale.
> + <tag>Free Advertising
> + </tag>
> + <item>
> + <p>
> + The license of a Debian component may restrict
> + referencing to author in it's advertisement
> + but can not force inclusion of any text nor any
> + other element in advertisement of neither program
> + nor distribution containing this program.
> + </p>
> + </item>
> <tag>Source Code
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