Re: GR proposal - Restricted-media amendments to the DFSG
On Thu, Apr 06, 2006 at 09:04:35AM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> After the vote of GR 2006-001, we end up with an unclear situation about
> the GNU Free Documentation License. While documents using this license
> are considered free provided they don't use invariant sections, the DFSG
> don't contain the necessary modifications. Therefore, I'm proposing the
> following general resolution:
> Following the result to GR 2006-001, the following modifications will be
> made to the Debian Free Software Guidelines:
> At the end of DFSG #2, the following text should be added:
> "The license may restrict distribution to some kinds of media if
> it is still possible to distribute the source code and compiled
> code together on at least one machine-readable medium."
Could you please explain why this amendment is necessary?
The current clause #2 does not appear to prevent this restriction
so I don't understand why we need to explicitly allow it.
> At the end of DFSG #6, the following text should be added:
> "As a special exception, the license may forbid use of
> technical measures to restrict access or use of the software
Could you please explain why this amendment is necessary also?
The current clause #6 does not appear to prevent this restriction
I asked this same question before the last GR and nobody replied,
despite claims that these exemptions were necessary.
Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>