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Bug#183860: marked as done (general: many info files have license conflicts)

On Mon, Dec 22, 2003 at 05:33:12AM -0600, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
> > Most GNU manuals are under some form of the GNU Free Documentation
> > License (the freeness of which is debatable). However, those manuals are
> > in Texinfo format. The first line of every Texinfo file is:
> > \input texinfo
> > which includes texinfo.tex. If you look at texinfo.tex with
> > head -20 `dpkg -L texinfo | grep 'texinfo\.tex'
> > you will find that texinfo.tex is under the GNU General Public License,
> This needs to be taken up with upstream to see if it's an actual problem,
> and what solutions are possible.
> Bug closed with this message.

Don't we generally leave bugs *open* while we confirm such things with
upstream (perhaps tagging them "moreinfo" in the meantime)?

If not, I probably need to update my bug-triaging habits.

In any event, I don't see what would be inaccurate about tagging this
bug "sarge-ignore" if, like the other GNU FDL-related bugs in the BTS,
it's not something you regard as a showstopper for the sarge release.

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