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Re: Some packages to give away

On Fri, Nov 24, 2000 at 04:10:32PM +0100, Jordi wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 24, 2000 at 04:01:03PM +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> >   xearth
> Not that I want to adopt this, but is there initiative to make this free
> software?
> Sometime ago, people talked about switching from gifs to pngs in xglobe, and
> making the license DFSG free. Did the author react?
When I was maintaining the software I contacted the upstream author and what
he said was basically that the only reason for xearth beeing nonfree was the
gif generating code which in his opinion was too useful to be thrown out.
But that was years ago. PNG has much caught up and just creating a version
with png support only might become an option now.


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