[xdebug-general] Re: Is the xdebug's non-free license necessary?

From: Derick Rethans <derick[@]xdebug.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 00:03:41 +0100 (CET)

On Sun, 19 Dec 2004, Brian Thomas Sniffen wrote:

> > 4. Integrity of The Author's Source Code
> > [..] The license may require derived works to carry a different name or
> > version number from the original software. [..]
> > =====
> >
> > I didn't looked at the rest of the license, but I don't think this point
> > renders xdebug non-free.
> This is much broader. For example, I cannot write a derivative called
> "Brian's Xdebug" or "Xdebug manual" or even "A third-party manual for
> Xdebug".

The manual is no problem, that's not a derived product. Packaging for
any kind of distribution is also no problem, as there is no derived
product involved.

> Excluding a singleton name is fine. I'd even go so far as to say any
> excluding any countable set is fine. Excluding an uncountable class of
> names is not.

It's just one class of names, the class that has "Xdebug" in the name.


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