Re: Bug#68652 acknowledged by developer (dosemu has clickwrap license)
If the clickwrap license doesn't go away, dosemu should move to non-free.
Ridiculous laws in a handful of the United States notwithstanding, it's
usually not possible for one to make a contract between themselves and a bit
of software by clicking or typing their assent. Prepetuating this braindead
practice of restriction and intimidation by befuddlement in proprietary
software is bad enough; it has no place in Free Software.
On Sun, Aug 06, 2000 at 02:48:49AM -0500, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
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> Subject: Re: Bug#68652: dosemu has clickwrap license
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> On Sun, Aug 06, 2000 at 03:20:19AM -0400, Brian Ristuccia wrote:
> > Package: dosemu
> > Version: 1.0.1-3
> > These things are annoying. Make it go away.
> > The Linux DOSEMU, Copyright (C) 2000 the 'DOSEMU-Development-Team'.
> > This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
> > but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
> > MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the file
> > COPYING for more details. Use this programm at your own risk!
> > By continuing execution of this programm, you are stating that you
> > have read the file COPYING and the above liability disclaimer and
> > that you accept these conditions.
> > Enter 'yes' to confirm/continue: yes
> Bring it up with the upstream maintainers. I shall respect their decision.