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Re: Fwd: Bug#120759: jove doesn't seem to have an free license.

On 23-Nov-01, 13:31 (CST), Sam Hartman <hartmans@debian.org> wrote: 
> A DFSG-free package must allow modification and must say so in its
> license.  I'm not sure I share the opinion about what you should do
> about the problem.  I'd suggest contacting the copyright holder and
> trying to get explicit permission to distribute modified versions and
> to modify the software. 

And since the permission you get cannot be Debian specific[1], it is
effectively a request to have the program re-licensed.

> If you fail to get that permission you will need to move the software
> into non-free.

If you fail to get permission, we probably can't distribute it all,
unless the Debian diff.gz does not touch the original jove source code
at all.


[1] If it is, the program still has to go into non-free.

Steve Greenland <steveg@moregruel.net>

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