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Hi!

xmotd package currently is in main. This is mostly OK, since it seems to be
GPL-ed. (The top source directory contains file "GNU" which contains GPLv2).

However the source contains a HTML rendering widget source code, which seems to
be very non-free. For example:

 * The UI grants you (hereafter, Licensee) a license to use the Software    *
 * for academic, research and internal business purposes only, without a    *
 * fee.  Licensee may distribute the binary and source code (if released)   *
 * to third parties provided that the copyright notice and this statement   *
 * appears on all copies and that no charge is associated with such         *
 * copies.                                                                  *

The above violates the "Free Redistribution" part of DFSG.
The previous maintainer wrote in changelog:

  * "New" upstream version. It's not built with HTML support because
    that part of the code is non-free.

Is this sufficient? Shouldn't the whole package be moved to non-free?
And if it was in non-free, would it be OK to build it with HTML support?

regards,

Marcin
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