[Scribus] Restricted documentation license (was: a different kind of Scribus reference)

PLinnell mrdocs
Fri Apr 21 10:50:34 CEST 2006

On Friday 21 April 2006 10:19, Helmut Wollmersdorfer wrote:
> Christoph Sch?fer wrote:
> > The licence allows free distribution, including translation, but
> > has some restrictions regarding reformed German spelling,
> > notifications to the author (i. e. me) if any major changes are
> > applied, and another restriction with respect to commercial
> > printing.
> Be aware, that such restricted licenses are the reason, why
> scribus-doc is deleted from the package in the official Debian
> distribution.
> See:
> $ apt-cache show scribus-doc
> Package: scribus-doc
> Priority: optional
> Section: non-free/doc
>           ^^^^^^^^
> This means, that scribus-doc is not installable without changing
> the default repositories, and also is not delivered on official
> Debian-CDs.
> Helmut Wollmersdorfer


Yes and this *was* a very carefully thought out decision. In 
Christian's case, I find this type of license entirely reasonable.

While it causes a bit more work for Alex, who does a fabulous job of 
maintaining Scribus, I am not about to change the license for the 

In some respects, the license I have chosen is 'freer' than the some 
of the FSF Document licenses.  Despite our arguments, Debian legal 
thought otherwise. 

That decision *has* been made and not subject to revision, nor do I 
wish to debate the finer points of document licensing. 

I just want to make clear that I was very aware of how this affected 
packaging and the like. 


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