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Re: OSI affiliation

Jose Luis Rivas <ghostbar@debian.org>
> On 02/17/2012 06:11 PM, MJ Ray wrote:
> > http://people.debian.org/~mjr/legal/fsf-osi-list-diff.txt
> > shows the ones where OSI and FSF disagree, but what's the
> > point of knowing which are involved?  Basically, OSI has
> > aided proliferation.
> > 
> The point of my question is to give _context_. Which of the list are
> non-free and as a consequence wouldn't get software into main Debian's
> repositories. So are the ones that in an hypothetical Debian membership
> to OSI would need to be changed so that membership gets effective.

The Apple one is the only example I have found in non-free, but there
may be others on OSI's list which wouldn't get in: the debian project
(and especially debian-legal and even more so the few lawyers to which
debian sometimes refers) have limited resources and doesn't go around
pre-approving licences before there's anything worth including under

Hope that explains,
MJ Ray (slef), member of www.software.coop, a for-more-than-profit co-op.
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