Re: RFS: snes9x
On Mon, Oct 03, 2011 at 01:07:59AM +0200, Arno Töll wrote:
> On 03.10.2011 00:51, Michael Moorman wrote:
> > Is the non-commercial use clause what
> > makes it non-free according to the DFSG?
> quoting from the license (highlighting by me):
> > Permission to use, copy, modify and distribute Snes9x in both binary and
> > source form, for non-commercial purposes, is hereby granted without fee,
> > providing that this license information and copyright notice appear with
> > all copies and any derived work.
> That's a clear contradiction to our Debian Free Software Guidelines
> (DFSG) where I quote §6 ("No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor")
> . So yes, this restriction makes your package non-free. Everything
> else reads ok to me and would qualify as free software.
Perhaps you could contact upstream and ask for a relicensing? I fail to see
what this restriction gets them, there's no separate commercial version of
snes9x as far as I know.
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