[Discussioni]Debian weekly news

Francesco Potorti` pot a softwarelibero.it
Gio 28 Ago 2003 14:48:06 CEST

Survey about the Freeness of the FDL. Branden Robinson [37]started a
survey to measure the level of consensus on whether the [38]GNU Free
Documentation License (FDL) is considered a free license according to
the [39]Debian Free Software Guidelines (DFSG) or not. The purpose of
this survey is so that the participants in the [40]debian-legal
mailing list can make an informed recommendation to the rest of the
Debian project.

 37. http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal-0308/msg01031.html
 38. http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html
 39. http://www.debian.org/social_contract#guidelines
 40. http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/

Sarge and non-free Documentation. Adam Warner [41]pointed out how the
release of sarge is treating documentation. The release manager's
[42]policy says that documentation in main and contrib must be freely
distributable, and wherever possible should be under a DFSG-free
license. This will likely become a requirement for after the release
of sarge. Members of the FSF have approached us to give them some more
time to come up with a GNU FDL which is DFSG-free before we move
packages in question to non-free and experience bigger controversies.

 41. http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal-0308/msg01003.html
 42. http://people.debian.org/~ajt/sarge_rc_policy.txt

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