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Re: Linux Magazin Germany, affecting Debian's image?!

On Tue, 18 Jul 2006 06:29:23 +0200, Sylvain Sauvage <Sylvain.Sauvage@metanoesis.net> said:

> Lundi 17 juillet 2006, 23:37:45 CEST, Hubert Chan a écrit :
>> On Mon, 17 Jul 2006 17:04:18 -0700, Steve Langasek
>> <vorlon@debian.org> said:
>> >> If there WERE anything that said that modified versions of Debian
>> >> must be "avavilable for free download", it would mean that
>> something >> is seriously, horribly, wrong. It would be a non-free
>> requirement.
>> > You mean like the terms of the GPL?
>> The GPL doesn't require that anything be available for free
>> _download_.  The GPL doesn't specify the method of distribution; you
>> could distribute only on a stack of backup tapes if you wanted to.

> And the GPL doesn't require anyhing to be free either.

Depending on which meaning of the word "free" you are using....

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