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Re: Request for GR: clarifying the license text licensing / freeness issue

On Wed, 18 Apr 2007 10:06:22 +0100 (BST) MJ Ray wrote:

> Francesco Poli <frx@firenze.linux.it> asked:
> > Are there many other greynesses in how the SC and the DFSG are
> > interpreted?
> Amazingly few, but yes,
> Licences are another type of greyness: unlike Mozilla's software, it's
> very easy to produce a modifiable licence from the GPL by removing
> one component.  Should the preamble be regarded as part of the name?

In my opinion regarding the preamble as part of the name would be a huge
stretch.  I don't think it should be seen that way.

> Which is more important: free software or GNU branding?

Heh, in my opinion, free software, for sure.
But I'm not quite sure some famous FSF representative shares this
opinion...  :-(

P.S.: why did this message break the thread on both -legal and -vote?
      the web archive says that one of the referenced messages is "not
      available"...   :-?

 Need to read a Debian etch installation walk-through?
..................................................... Francesco Poli .
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