Licenses on a few things in INN

Forrest J. Cavalier III mibsoft at epix.net
Mon Aug 12 19:32:33 UTC 2002


> In article <ylbs8afcto.fsf at windlord.stanford.edu>,
> Russ Allbery  <rra at stanford.edu> wrote:
> | 
> | I have a request from the Debian maintainer to evaluate whether we can
> | remove those things in the INN source tree that aren't free by the Debian
> | guidelines, to make it easier for them to distribute INN.  This affects
> | authprogs/pwcheck.c, which has the following license:
> 
> To ask a stupid question, why doesn't Debian remove whatever offends
> them and leave this stuff where people can find it?
> 
> I don't feel strongly, but I don't like the precedent of removing stuff
> because it offends someone, rather than for any legal requirement.

Debian is a special case.  (The Debian Free Software Guidelines
are what turned into the Open Source Definition.)

If it isn't "Free" by Debian standards, it probably should
not be distributed with INN in the first place.



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