Date: 2016-12-03 04:56 pm (UTC)
shipitfish: (cincinnati-kid-betting)
From: [personal profile] shipitfish
Software Freedom Conservancy published an analysis which explains why Canonical, Ltd.'s IP policy turns the non-copylefted software in Ubuntu into non-Free-Software:

The GPL'd stuff is still Free Software, because they have a "trump" clause for that, but like any non-copyleft software, you can turn the other stuff into non-Free, which Canonical, Ltd. does here.
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