On Thu, 12 Jul 2007, Gregory Brown wrote:

> On 7/11/07, cypher.dp / gmail.com <cypher.dp / gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello everybody !
>> 
>> I was just looking up something on the OSI website when I saw that the
>> Ruby license isn't listed there. Because I was wondering about that I
>> had a look at the license:
>> 
>> You can redistribute it and/or modify it under either the terms of the GPL
>> (see COPYING.txt file), or the conditions below
>> 
>> Q: Is Ruby know under the GPLv2 or GPLv3 ?
>
> Ruby is disjunctively licensed between Matz's Terms and the GPLV2:
> http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/LICENSE.txt
>
> The only reason it's not listed on the OSI site is (AFAIK) no one has
> sought their official approval.
>
> However,  a while ago I talked with the FSF to get their approval, and
> I'm not sure if others did as well, but at any rate, it is listed as a
> GPL compatible Free Software license due to the explicit dual
> licensing with the GPL.
>
> http://www.fsf.org/licensing
>
> For this reason, I *assume* that means that it meets the OSI
> definition as well, but I don't much pay attention to them. ;)
>
> But in short, Ruby is Free and Open Source software...

It meets the DFSG too, which are pretty strict, otherwise it wouldn't be 
in Debian proper.
*t

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