Re: Uploaded xsnow 1.40-2 (source i386) to master
On Wed, 10 Sep 1997, joost witteveen wrote:
> > Source: xsnow
> > Distribution: unstable
> Shouldn't it go to non-free? There's something rather strange with
> the licence, and Steve somewhere said that he discussed things
> with the author, and believed it should go to non-free.
>From xsnow copyright file:
Xsnow is available freely and you may give it to other people as is,
but I retain all rights. Therefore it does not classify as 'Public
The following was mailed to me by Rick Jansen:
> I'd like to include xsnow in the Debian GNU/Linux distribution (see
> http://www.debian.org/), but I'm unsure whether your copyright allows me
> to do so.
Distribution of Xsnow as I released it is allowed. Distribution of Xsnow
with changes is not, unless it concerns changes to the Makefile/Imakefile.
Hereby I allow you to include Xsnow in the Debian GNU/Linux distribution.
This is hardly DFSG complaint. Perhaps someone should contact the
author and tell him about the Artistic License...
(I remember filing a bug report for xsnow about its non-free-but-distributable
status, but that was before the contrib-is-DFSG-only policy was proposed.
That bug should be closed now, I guess.)
Enrique Zanardi firstname.lastname@example.org
Dpto. Fisica Fundamental y Experimental
Univ. de La Laguna
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