Re: Uploading compress-package 1.1 on master
In message <199608052156.XAA14224@marin.fdn.fr>, Yves Arrouye writes:
>On Aug 4, 6:55pm, David Frey wrote:
>} Subject: Re: Uploading compress-package 1.1 on master
>} In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
>} email@example.com writes:
>} > compress-package: fileset to build a Debian compress package
>} compress belongs into non-free, not into devel!
>} Reason: Copyright-problems (Unisys-Patent)
>No. This package *is* free: it only allows one to build a compress
>binary package, which then will be distributable under Unisys conditions.
OK. But isn't the netscape-package in non-free/contrib as well?
>BTW, I read in this list that the Unisys patent does not apply outside of
>the USA. Is this true? In this case, maybe someone in Europe can make a
>binary compress package available?
I don't know.
[Sidenote (just thinking aloud): Has for example Sun licensed it's compress(1)?]