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Re: Amendment - Restricted-media amendments to the DFSG

Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org>
> This formulation is better in one sense, as it avoids licenses being too
> restrictive. However it tangles the DFSG with the current media we are
> distributing our packages on, and I don't like that much.

It seems likely that we will have an online archive and other
distributable images. Allowing restrictiong to two popular types seems
better than allowing restriction to any one. The one permitted in some
situations could be useless, as pointed out by Thomas.

For example, the paper tape fanclub licence:

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining
a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the
"Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including
without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish,
distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to
permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to
the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included
in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

All versions modifying more than 100 lines of source shall be
distributed only on Colossus-compatible paper tape.

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