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Re: integrating Debian GNU/kFreeBSD into InstallingDebianOn?

On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 03:13:53PM +0700, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-03-18 at 08:58 +0100, Alan BRASLAU wrote:
> > Concerning povray, I had forgotten (or did not realize)
> > that it is non-free. I am aware that there are some
> > licensing issues with the beta version, but did not
> > imagine that the stable version was anything other than
> > open source...
> povray releases source code, but has never been free software. There was
> a plan to rectify that for povray 4 by relicensing stuff where possible
> and rewriting the rest of the code. Last I saw the povray folks haven't
> released 3.7,

Yes, but they are working on it. All new code must be released under
GPL3+, and 3.7 has seen a semi-rewrite of some core bits from C to C++.
Last I checked those bits were buggy as hell though, so I guess that's
why they haven't released it yet.

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