The Debian Free Software Guidelines (DFSG) is a set of guidelines that the Debian Project uses to determine whether a software license is a free software license, which in turn is used to determine whether a piece of software can be included in Debian. The DFSG is part of the Debian Social Contract.
... The debian-legal mailing list subscribers have created some tests to check whether a license passes the DFSG ... To be free, software must be modifiable by this unfortunate castaway, who must also be able to legally share modifications with friends on the island ... who wishes to share a modified bit of software with fellow dissidents, but does not wish to reveal the identity of the modifier, or directly reveal the modifications themselves, or ...
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