RE: Quake and snes9x should be in main
On 15-Jan-2001 Eric Gillespie, Jr. wrote:
> Package: ftp.debian.org
> Severity: normal
> Both of these packages meet the DFSG, and neither of them require
> any non-free software to work. Some have made the argument that
> since id Software's Quake game data isn't free, Quake depends on
> non-free software, and since most SNES ROMs are pirated games,
> snes9x depends on non-free software. This argument is bogus
> because these programs *can* be used without this non-free
> software. For example, if you wanted to develop a free SNES ROM
> or Quake data pack (a copmlete one that does not depend on
> anything from id), you would need this *free* software to develop
* Permission to use, copy, modify and distribute Snes9x in both binary and
* source form, for non-commercial purposes, is hereby granted without fee,
* providing that this license information and copyright notice appear with
* all copies and any derived work.
* This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied
* warranty. In no event shall the authors be held liable for any damages
* arising from the use of this software.
* Snes9x is freeware for PERSONAL USE only. Commercial users should
* seek permission of the copyright holders first. Commercial use includes
* charging money for Snes9x or software derived from Snes9x.
* The copyright holders request that bug fixes and improvements to the code
* should be forwarded to them so everyone can benefit from the modifications
* in future versions.
Eric, if you think this fits the DFSG, please re-read the DFSG. If you still
thinks this is DFSG, please turn in your debian super secret decoder ring.