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Re: GPL-like numbers, and monetary value [Was: DPN 04/2012 frozen. Please review and translate]

On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 02:09:33PM -0400, David Prévot wrote:
> I'm wondering about John Sullivan' numbers in the GPL article: Russ,
> since you often check for such numbers in order to include licenses in
> /usr/share/common-licenses, can you please confirm the claim that “93%
> of Debian Squeeze's packages are released under licences in the GPL
> family (including the GPL, the Affero GPL and LGPL)”?

FWIW, John's data has been obtained using Russ' tool license-count tool
and have been independently verified by (at least) Luca Falavigna.
Coincidentally, I've just written about all this at:


Stefano Zacchiroli     zack@{upsilon.cc,pps.jussieu.fr,debian.org} . o .
Maître de conférences   ......   http://upsilon.cc/zack   ......   . . o
Debian Project Leader    .......   @zack on identi.ca   .......    o o o
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