Matthew's report is interesting and appreciated. Some companies cannot seem to restrain themselves from stirring the mud in the license swamp, can they? Like three-year-old boys, they just love to stir that mud. > Some companies feel that various licenses were > genuine efforts to be DFSG free ... Maybe some companies should genuinely stop trying to invent new free licenses. Still, if (a) they feel that they absolutely must have their own private buggy licenses, yet (b) they sneer at debian-legal, where the best expert advice in the world on this topic is freely available to them, then how much more can we can do to help them? If they want to play the game, they need to learn the rules first. I do not seem to have any trouble producing DFSG-compliant software, after all, and neither do you. Why should they? Because they have lawyers? Debian is a shining beacon. In the end, they will follow us. To a remarkable extent, whether they realize it or not, they already do.
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