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Re: Unlicensed data is *not distributable*

On Thu, May 06, 2004 at 12:41:39AM -0400, Nathanael Nerode wrote:

> Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > 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.
> There's not actually that much which isn't in packages, is there?

Compared to the number of packages, no, but considered on its own, yes.
Take a look.

> There's a reason this duty was distributed to package maintainers.

These files are not owned by any package maintainer.

 - mdz

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