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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 <19960804113251.24611.qmail@primer.i-connect.net>, 
>} arrouye@debian.org writes:
>} >Description: 
>} > 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)?]

David



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