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Re: Helix debian packages

On Fri, Oct 20, 2000 at 08:10:24AM -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> Javier Viñuales Gutiérrez <vigu@ctv.es> writes:
> > I don't undertand why Helix GNOME isn't Debian GNOME, I think this
> > is another case of free software duplication effort, anybody can
> > explain me?.
> There was a discussion about this a while back (check the archives);
> but I believe it came down to the fact that some of the images
> included with Helix GNOME aren't freely redistributable.  But I think
> the Debian Helix GNOME maintainer is working on this problem.

To clarify, I'm not exactly sure what the issues are. Based on a short
discussion with one of the guys here, I concluded that the images we
are shipping that are copyrighted (the branding things, including our
logo and the monkey button) would not be DFSG clean. I'm not sure
about this, however, and a quick discussion with Wichert at LinuxWorld
Expo in August seemed to indicate otherwise.

I think this is a question that needs to be put to our lawyers,
though, and I don't have any contact with them. I'll bring it up
again here.


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