Bug#596511: ITP: simon -- Open source speech recognition
As far as I can work out the ambiguous advertising clause is the problem
(as well as possibly clause 5 but that seems to be open for discussion).
One conclusion from earlier discussions about the Julius license on
debian-legal was that it was non-free:
The thread isn't completely clear to me what the exact problem is
I agree that this clause is quite badly worded and already asked about
it in the Julius forums (I am "bedahr"):
But I never got a reply.
Is Julius dynamically linked to Simon? I wonder whether GPLv2 is
compatible with the Julius license.
Yes it is. The simon license contains a special exception to allow this.
This is also covered here: