Re: installing on RiscPC
On Wed 05 Sep, Peter Naulls wrote:
> In message <20010904211400.A9281@atterer.net>
> Richard Atterer <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 04, 2001 at 04:53:54PM +0100, Phil Blundell wrote:
> > > >as it basically worked. Given that rmk has mostly lost interest in
> > > >the RiscPC these days he may well now be happy to fully free this
> > > >code so we can just use that?
> > >
> > > Did you ask him about this?
Not yet. I'll do that.
> > BTW, why did he not release the code in the past? It seems really
> > unusual for a linux port maintainer!!
> The code's been available on the ARM Linux site for quite some time,
> although it's a few directories down.
Indeed. It's not that it's not available, it's that it not DFSG-free, or at
leaast I don't think it is (it the 'you can't redistribute it unless the
names of the executables and source files are changed' bit that is the
problem) - main text included below for people to pronounce. Aleph One got
specific permission to distribute the apps from Russell, but for Debian use
I think we need to change the terms of the license.
In practice the tools are almost impossible to compile on anything other than
RMK's machine, although this could be fixed with some work (or maybe just
someone more competent with RISCOS compilers than me :-).
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