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Re: Bug#141561: gnu-standards: Non-free software in main

Joseph Carter <knghtbrd@bluecherry.net> writes:

> On Sat, Apr 06, 2002 at 11:57:53PM -0800, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> > > The GNU standards are licensed under two seperate licenses, neither one of
> > > which meets the DFSG.
> > > 
> > > The first is the GNU FDL, which blatantly violates sections 5 and 6 of the
> > > DFSG.  The second license allows only for verbatim distribution, changes
> > > are not allowed.  This violates section 3.
> > > 
> > > Please move this package to non-free.
> > 
> > If it can't be in main then I'm orphaning it.  I don't maintain
> > software in non-free.
> The powers that be have decided to close this bug, apparently without
> reading that the FDL isn't the only problem.  Do as you like with it.

Well in that case I'm canceling the orphaning (with this message)
and (under separate cover) sending RMS a note inquiring why the
maintainers' guide is not under the FDL.
"The USA has no monopoly on stupidity.
 They just work longer hours."
--Richard Heathfield

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