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Re: Using the Debian open use logo to distinguish DFSG-compatible licenses

On Thu, May 18, 2006 at 12:34:54PM -0400, Evan Prodromou wrote:
> But I think there's some value for people deciding on a license in
> knowing which licenses clearly prevent a work from being included in
> Debian and which do not.

I would think so, too.

> So: if there's a public statement by Debian or debian-legal on a
> license (like http://people.debian.org/~evan/ccsummary is now), would
> it be misleading for an organization to point to that statement?
> Especially if it was clear that the review and approval was not an
> endorsement of the organization or their goals?

If there were an authoritative statement about any license, I don't see
why that would be wrong.

However, one thing that Debian is not good at, is providing
authoritative statements about licenses. It would be great if you could
find a way to change that somehow, but otherwise...

Fun will now commence
  -- Seven Of Nine, "Ashes to Ashes", stardate 53679.4

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