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Re: Unlicensed data is *not distributable*

On Fri, Apr 30, 2004 at 02:02:55AM -0400, Nathanael Nerode wrote:

> Please file a bug against any package containing data which is not clearly
> public domain and does not have a valid license; it is not distributable. 
> I know that's horrible, but that's the law.  :-P  This is the change from a
> 'conditional' to an 'unconditional' copyright regime.

Even if our packages are perfect license-wise (and they aren't), Debian
distributes data which is not contained in any package.  Searching a Debian
CD for things which are not .deb, .dsc, .orig.tar.gz, etc. is a good start.

I'll grant you the pleasure of examining each of the thousands of files in
the archive and determining whether it is an "original work of authorship"
(US) or whatever criteria applies in any other country where Debian is
distributed (a large number).

 - mdz

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