Non-free documentation in the Erlang distribution

Taavi Talvik <>
Mon Jun 5 15:30:02 CEST 2006


This is clearly Debian problem to align their copyright policy
with IETF RFC copyright policy and they themselves must take
appropriate steps to resolve conflicts.

If necessary repackage Erlang distribution for Debian to comply.

This file is useful (at least for me) as part of Erlang distribution.

best regards,
taavi

> On Monday 05 June 2006 05:12, Roger Price wrote:
>> However, this
>>    document itself may not be modified in any way, such as by removing
>>    the copyright notice or references to the Internet Society or other
>>    Internet organizations, except as needed for the purpose of
>>    developing Internet standards in which case the procedures for
>>    copyrights defined in the Internet Standards process must be
>>    followed, or as required to translate it into languages other than
>>    English.
>
> The bug that was posted explicitely mention IETF RFC because of that 
> part.
> I'm not the one making policies in Debian, but it seems that this part 
> makes
> the IETF RFCs "not-free-enough" for Debian.
>
> That's why I'm asking if that file can be removed from the 
> distribution,
>
> See 199810 [1] for the discussion on the subject, if anyone cares.
>
> F-D
>
> [1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=199810
>
>




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