Re: Packages to give away
Joey Hess wrote:
> Martin Schulze wrote:
> > xdaliclock
> I'll take this.
> > xsnow, not maintained upstream
> I understand you contacted the author about copyright - what was the result?
> I'm not interested in taking xsnow, since it's pretty clearly non-free, but
> I think we might not even be allowed to make the mods we do to package it..
This is what I have archived in the 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.
>From a later mail I (Joey, Martin Schulze) have received it is clear to
me that we are not allowed to modify xsnow in any way. This suxx and I
feel a great desire to drop the whole package, completely.
He hasn't shown interest in switching to a proper copyright.
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