Manoj Srivastava wrote: > However, a list of common popular licenses that have been > examined and are known to qualify would be a good thing, as long as > no claim is made about correctness or completeness which may open us > up to liability. I've attached such a list. Webmasters: Please consider adding it. Regards, Joey -- Experience is a useful thing. Unfortunately it is only acquired just after one could have used it.Title: Debian GNU/Linux -- Commonly used Licences
Other commonly used Licences
We are Software In The Public Interest, producers of the Debian GNU/Linux system. Here is the "social contract" we offer to the free software community. Included are the Debian Free Software Guidelines (abbrev. DFSG). This is an uncompleted list of other commonly used licenses and how we judge them.
Licenses that fit the DFSGWhile we prefer to use the GPL, BSD license or the Artistic license this is a list of other licenses that we consider DFSG compliant. So packages that use either of these licenses may go into the main Debian distribution.
Licenses that are DFSG not compliantThis is a list of licenses that do not fit the DFSG in certain points. Packages that are distributed under one of these licenses must go into non-free.
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