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Re: Is epic package non-free?

On Fri, Mar 14, 2003 at 10:15:23AM -0300, Gustavo Franco wrote:
> Hi,
> [Send Cc: to me, i'm not subscribed]
> I was checking the epic package, because i've ITA on it now.After
> the check, i've some doubts about the license:
> Quoting debian/copyright:
> IRC II is copyright (c) 1990 by Michael Sandrof.  You have the 
> right to copy, compile, and maintain this software.  You also 
> have the right to make modifcations to this code for local use
> only.
> "...for local use only." ?!

	It doesn't appear that we have the right to redistribute the
Sandrof code.

> Reading the source (source/irc.c):
> [...]
>  * Written By Michael Sandrof
>  * Copyright(c) 1990 
>  * See the COPYRIGHT file, or do a HELP IRCII COPYRIGHT 
> [...]
> I can't found the original copyright file in the debian source package.
> I'll prepare a new package, but will be it uploaded to the non-free
> section?

	I highly recommend that you file a bug requesting the removal of
this package.


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