Re: How about creating

On Fri, 2010-08-13 at 04:33 -0400, Richard Stallman wrote:
> Which applications are involved? There are some desktop apps that are
>     LGPL'd or even [X11'd], for which non-free addons could legally be
>     developed.
> In those cases, nonfree addons would be lawful, but they are still
> wrong.  So we should make sure not to include them in any list.

We should nothing except what GNOME as an organization agreed earlier.

These are the current rules for module proposing. I don't see why a would need to be different: :

        Free-ness: Apps must be under a Free or Open license and support
        open standards and protocols. In case of doubt about the module
        license, send an email to the Release Team and the desktop-devel
        mailing list. Support of proprietary protocols and closed
        standards is part of the world we live in, but all applications
        that support closed protocols should also support open
        equivalents where those exist, and should default to those if at
        all possible while still serving their intended purpose.

That states "free OR open". Given the context I guess "open" means open
source as defined here: (fair enough?)




Philip Van Hoof
freelance software developer
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