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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] [libreplanet-discuss] programming language package

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] [libreplanet-discuss] programming language package manager
Date: Fri, 13 May 2016 18:13:55 -0400

[I sent this message a week ago but did not get a response.
Could we get the discussion moving again?]

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  > Also, for unusual licenses, we typically record them simply as
  > "non-copyleft", "fsf-free" or "x11-style" along with the name of a file
  > in the source code where the license can be found.

It is ok to use the term "lax permissive" as a category for X11,
Expat, revised BSD and other similar ones which require almost
nothing, instead of saying explicitly which one it is.

However, for other non-copyleft licenses and weak-copyleft licenses,
including Apache, MPL, and original BSD, it is important to give the
license's name.  Especially if the license is an unusual one.


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