Re: Quake 2 sources GPL'd
On Sun, Dec 23, 2001 at 10:45:51AM +1100, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 22, 2001 at 09:51:17AM -0500, David B Harris wrote:
> > Maybe I'm splitting hairs, but I think that, at least morally, it's
> > allright to put Quake2 in main.
> Why not wait until there really is free data? Doesn't seem like
> much of an inconvenience.
> If we assumed all non-free data or software could be replaced,
> then we wouldn't need contrib at all - everything could go in
Exactly. The GPL doesn't care that it could be used with a free
alternative at some arbitrary point in the future, it cares that it
can't be used with a free alternative NOW. If/when such an
alternative becomes available, then the issue of putting it into main
can be readdressed.
Adam Olsen, aka Rhamphoryncus