[linux-elitists] Re: RPM non free?
Tue Apr 6 18:56:13 PDT 2004
Greg KH <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Anyway, I don't see how the license for elfutils is "non-free" by any
> means. Do you care to explain why you think it is not so?
Glancing at v2.0 (which is evidently only tangentially relevant), I see
#5 places a distribution-like burden on certain types of use (e.g., use
as part of a web server and you must distribute source).
#9 (the clickwrap bit) requires you to get agreement to the clickwrap in
order to distribute. E.g., no ftp distribution.
#10 terminates the license if you get involved with a suit with a
licensor over "a patent applicable to software", or against anyone else
over a patent applicable to some version of the work. Sorry IBM, you
can't threaten SCO with your patents or you lose your license to this
#11 seems unpleasant as well, but I don't think it makes it non-free,
All of the above is just MHO, of course. I realize this doesn't quite
answer your question, but I didn't feel like digging up the 1.0 version.
Jeremy Hankins <email@example.com>
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