Re: Fwd: Bug#120759: jove doesn't seem to have an free license.
On 23-Nov-01, 13:31 (CST), Sam Hartman <firstname.lastname@example.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, 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
 If it is, the program still has to go into non-free.
Steve Greenland <email@example.com>