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Re: [gNewSense-users] gNS accepted licenses

From: Kevin Dean
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] gNS accepted licenses
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 14:46:36 -0400

gNewSense focuses more on the FSF definition of Freedom
( to determine if content
(code, artwork or documentation) is Free.

For instance, there are binary blobs in the Linux kernel that is
licensed under the GPL, you can't reasonably modify these blobs, so it
violates freedoms 1 and 3 are violated, so gNewSense doesn't ship

The GFDL is a GPL incompatible license but gNewSense uses it without
the invariant sections, making the content itself Free.

Hope that helped clear some things up.

On 4/19/07, Romel Sandoval <address@hidden> wrote:
In the web page "Various Licenses and Comments about Them" [1] of FSF.
They classify a license according to certain key questions:

      * Whether it qualifies as a free software license.
      * Whether it is a copyleft license.
      * Whether it is compatible with the GNU GPL. (This means you can
        combine a module which was released under that license with a
        GPL-covered module to make one larger program.)
      * Whether it causes any particular practical problems.

My cuestion goes around two of these classifications:

  * GPL-Compatible Free Software Licenses
  * GPL-Incompatible Free Software Licenses

gNewSense accept both or just GPL-Compatible licenses. My doubt arise
since both are say to be Free Software.


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