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Re: trademark licenses and DFSG: a summary

Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org> writes:

> Le Sat, Mar 03, 2012 at 07:40:04PM +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli a écrit :
> > 1) as many have pointed out in the thread, DFSG should apply to the
> > freedoms of a specific piece of software, rather than to a specific
> > kind of licenses/policies.
> Does 1) means that you propose that the DFSG apply to copyright
> licenses, trademark licenses and anything else that shapes the freedom
> of a piece of software ?

As Stefano said (and I hope he'll correct me if necessary): the DFSG
apply not to licenses but to software works. The freedoms in the work as
distributed to Debian recipients are what matters for the DFSG, no
matter what license or law grants those freedoms.

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Ben Finney

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