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

From: Matan Ziv-Av matan at svgalib.org
Date: Tue Jan 26 23:14:21 EET 2010
On Tue, 26 Jan 2010, Carsten Munk wrote:

> 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
> situation.

If they are not free, they should not be in free section. Otherwise, why 
is that section called free?

Matan Ziv-Av.                         matan at svgalib.org
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