Re: Thanks, and a Brief Survey

On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 5:28 PM, Richard Stallman <rms gnu org> wrote:
>>>   "The project must be free/open source software."
> That text ought to say, simply, "The project must be free software".
> Adding "open source" makes the meaning less clear.  There are open
> source licenses which are not free; "/open source" introduces
> uncertainty about whether those licenses are acceptable.  Deleting
> those words would make it clear.
> The words "/open source" also create doubt about whether GNOME is
> aligned with the free software movement.  Could you please fix that?
>    The release team goes further for official modules and states:
>    Free-ness: Apps must be under a Free or Open license
> This is a more serious problem, because those words definitely imply
> that some non-free licenses (those which are "open") are acceptable.
> It could lead people to think they should be able to include programs
> which are not free software.
> Can someone please fix that?

Perhaps it would be sufficient to link to the FSF's list of
GPL-compatible licenses and recommended documentation licenses? That
would clear up any possible confusion.

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