[maemo-developers] Is mauku open source, i.e free or is in non-free?

From: Carsten Munk carsten.munk at gmail.com
Date: Tue Jan 26 22:22:18 EET 2010
2010/1/26 Graham Cobb <g+770 at cobb.uk.net>:
> As a member of the community, my view is that we should clearly adopt one of
> the standard definitions of open source.  I don't particularly care whether
> we adopt the OSD or some other definition.  For practical reasons (as we are
> based on Debian) I would suggest adopting "the Debian DFSG as defined by the
> Debian Social Contract and operated by the Debian project".  In practice that
> is identical to OSD I believe but it would mean we can rely on the
> debian-legal determinations when they exist (and, in particular, we can
> re-use anything from Debian's free section).

Agreed, one problem with OSD would be that it doesn't cover CC
licensed materials or non-software - we do have themes, artwork and so
on that are CC. On a sidenote, we have themes that are CC SA 2.5 (due
to license of template from Fremantle), which would fail the DFSG
definition and not being admittable to extras free in such a

Carsten Munk
maemo.org distmaster
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