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Re: Bug#51842: [PROPOSED] closing hole in DFSG that can force you to include some text in advertisement

One can argue that some advertising requirements fail DFSG #6. I went
through this with the Zope license draft (they fixed it). First, it
discriminates against commercial-free web sites, and then if many people
had the same requirement it would create a constraint on use because a
site would have to carry hundreds of badges.

The DFSG and its more general flavor the OSD have won tremendous mind-share.
I would never have believed they would be this successful.
There are hundreds of things we could justifyably add to the DFSG/OSD,
but I don't think most of them would really improve it. We run the risk of
"breaking the magic" by making the document less comprehensible to the
average person, and less stable in their perception.



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