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Re: Scilab

>>>>> "T.W." == Torsten Werner <twerner@debian.org> writes:

    T.W.> On Thursday, 2002-06-13 at 04:05:30 PM (+0200), Josip Rodin
    T.W.> wrote:
    >> On Thu, Jun 13, 2002 at 06:22:50AM -0700, Larry Smith wrote: >
    >> In your math packages area, you list scilab as [non-free].  In
    >> fact, > I believe if you check their web page, it is free.
    >> If it's in the non-free section of Debian, the license of the
    >> software must be in conflict with the Debian Free Software
    >> Guidelines[1].

    T.W.> Yes it does conflict. The license can be found at

    T.W.> http://www-rocq.inria.fr/scilab/license.txt

    T.W.> In 4 c) we find:

    T.W.>    The INRIA and the ENPC authorize you free of charge to
    T.W.> circulate and distribute for no charge, for non-commercial
    T.W.> purposes the source and/or object code of DERIVED SOFTWARE
    T.W.> ...

    T.W.> In 4 d):

    T.W.>    Any commercial use or circulation of the DERIVED SOFTWARE
    T.W.> shall have been previously authorized by INRIA and ENPC.

    T.W.> That violates the DFSG
    T.W.> (http://www.debian.org/social_contract#guidelines):

    T.W.>    6. No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor

    T.W.>    The license must not restrict anyone from making use of
    T.W.> the program in a specific field of endeavor. For example, it
    T.W.> may not restrict the program from being used in a business,
    T.W.> or from being used for genetic research.

The points  4 c) and 4 d) you cite above are not relative to the
program but to  DERIVED SOFTWARES, moreover they does not deal about
usage but commercial usage.

    T.W.> That is the subtle difference between 'free' beer and
    T.W.> 'free'dom. I would prefer a really free license too. And I
    T.W.> have added a Cc: to doctor scilab.

Serge Steer
Scilab Group
email: scilab@inria.fr

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