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Re: How to deal with teTeX's and texlive's RC licensing bugs

On Thu, Sep 28, 2006 at 11:05:01AM +0200, Norbert Preining wrote:

> On Mit, 27 Sep 2006, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > - If a component of a package lists a non-free license, but is distributed
> >   as part of a larger work that includes a blanket license statement,
> >   resulting in ambiguity about which license the component is distributed
> >   under, the bug is not RC with the condition that the maintainer is
> >   expected to seek a clarification.

> This would mean that a priori we can assume that these bugs are not RC
> for TeX live, as this is a blanket license statement of following the
> DFSG in inclusion of packages (plus GFDL documents which have already
> been removed from the packages).

A statement that "the work must be DFSG-compliant to be accepted" is not the
same thing as saying "this tarball is distributed under license <foo>". 
It's the latter that introduces ambiguity.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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