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Re: GR proposal - Restricted-media amendments to the DFSG

Le mardi 11 avril 2006 à 21:39 -0400, Anthony DeRobertis a écrit :
> Several other people have already pointed out how bad this is. "Sure, 
> you can distribute it — on punch cards."

This means we couldn't *technically* comply with the terms of the
license. Just like it's already the case for the MPL.

> > 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
> >         itself."
> >   
> This clause is at least as bad. Hey, I can now write a free software 
> license which prohibits you from removing my spyware! The rm and kill 
> commands are, of course, technical measures that would prevent my access 
> to the software (the spyware). Same with changing the source code to 
> remove the spyware.

This clause is the least necessary one to make the GFDL free. This is
almost the same text as in the GFDL itself.
 .''`.           Josselin Mouette        /\./\
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`. `'                        joss@debian.org
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