Subject: Re: Plan 9 license
From: Rick Moen <>
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000 22:22:31 -0700

begin David Johnson quotation:

> Freedom #2 is the freedom to redistribute copies....

As Brian Behlendorf pointed out, this list is concerned with
OSD-compliance, not with anyone's definition of free software.

However, as an aside, I'll note that Stallman's essay
( is hardly the only
definition -- _if_ one calls it a definition, at all.  If asked for 
one such, I'd think first and solely of the Debian Free Software
Guidelines, -- and
refer readers to it.

DFSG provision #1 ("Free Distribution") begins:  "The license of a
Debian component may not restrict any party from selling or giving away
the software as a component of an aggregate software distribution
containing programs from several different sources."

The DFSG are of course substantially identical to the OSD -- which I'll
mention in some forlorn hope of wrestling us back on-topic.

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