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Re: QUESTIONNAIRE: Debian Project Leadership

Steve Langasek <vorlon@netexpress.net> writes:

> On Mon, Feb 03, 2003 at 10:05:37AM -0800, David N. Welton wrote:
> > Andreas Schuldei <andreas@schuldei.org> writes:

> > > > 19. Should decisions about DFSG-compliance be made on the
> > > > debian-legal list, or should we have a more formalized body for
> > > > making such decisions?

> > > debian legal has the experts, they should know and feel responsible
> > > and decide

> > Since when are they 'experts'?  Frankly, I want to see some law
> > degrees, or the equivalent work experience in the legal field, before
> > I start listening to most of those people.

> You realize that interpreting what is and is not "free" according to
> the DFSG is not formally a question of law?

Doesn't it really come down to deciding if, under a given license, you
can or cannot do certain things with the software?  That would require
interpretation of the license, something that a professional would be
much more qualified to undertake.

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