Re: [PROPOSAL] Full text of GPL must be included
>>"Thomas" == Thomas Bushnell, BSG <email@example.com> writes:
Thomas> However, Debian is in a different position, and the problem is that
Thomas> people can and do pull .debs off the Debian site and install them on
Thomas> other distros. The license really does require that we give them a
Thomas> copy of the GPL, and that's a reasonable requirement.
I can pull single files off the FSF's ftp archive and not
download the COPYING file. Is the FSF in violation as well? We
seem to be in august company, then.
Thomas> Those people don't even have any good way to find out where the
Thomas> license *is* if they don't already know about it. This is the kind of
Thomas> problem that the current situation has.
They can read a COPYRIGHT file in the package. dpkg -L can
tell them. Looking into /usr/share/doc/ shall tell them. The user not
knowing where the copyright exists (duh -- I did not think that the
file called COPYING has a copyright notice -- so you are bad, bad) is
not really a telling argument.
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against our customers, we do it." George Heilmeier, Texas Instruments
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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