Bug#38641: afio: copyright seems to violate debian-policy
mummert> Package: afio
mummert> Version: 2.4.5-1
mummert> The /usr/doc/afio/copyright prohibits the sale of afio for a
mummert> profit; this seems to violate the debian policy documents wrt a
mummert> package in the main section of the distribution.
Not quite. The actual quote is below:
* Manipulate archives and files.
* Copyright (c) 1985 Lachman Associates, Inc.
* This software was written by Mark Brukhartz at Lachman Associates,
* Inc.. It may be distributed within the following restrictions:
* (1) It may not be sold at a profit.
* (2) This credit and notice must remain intact.
* This software may be distributed with other software by a commercial
* vendor, provided that it is included at no additional charge.
mummert> Perhaps afio should go into non-free?
I think we are fine. IIRC the "at no additional charge" clause is also used
with other packages. I will cc this to debian-legal to be sure.
Would someone on debian-legal care to comment ?
mummert> I am running slink, but the potato version has the same copyright
mummert> (I checked).
Sure. As shown above, the copyright actually dates back to '85. Afio doesn't
change that quickly anymore ...
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