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Re: systemd-resolved violates The Debian Free Software Guidelines




On Sun, 29 Apr 2018, Martin Hanson wrote:
> I have posted this bug report
> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=896806 that has been
> rejected by the maintainer.
>
> Maybe I have misunderstood the issue completely, but I do have some
> experience with legal issues and AFAIK, there IS a problem here.

There isn't an issue here. I am aware of no US case law suggesting that
using an advertised public interface can cause third parties to be bound
by a license agreement that they have not been informed of or
accepted.[1]

Furthermore, this is not a DFSG violation, even if there was concern
about third parties being bound to license agreements.

If there is a concern here, it's a privacy concern. Google's public
statements regarding maintaining privacy and the need for working DNS to
do most things on the internet should counterbalance this privacy
concern for most users.

1: If you know of some, please provide specific citations.
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