I've been looking into packaging Visual Boy Advance, a gameboy advance emulator. The package request indicated that it was released under the gpl, but on closer inspection it looks like the license is much more restrictive (and possibly too restrictive for debian) because it has a clause against commercial use. I would like to know if it will be possible to package this for debian, or if the license is too restrictive.
Here is the text of COPYING.TXT
VisualBoyAdvance (c) Copyright 2001-2002 by Forgotten
Permission to use, copy and distribute VisualBoyAdvance in binary form, for
non-commercial purposes, is hereby granted without fee, providing that this
license information and copyright notice appear with all copies. See the
COPYING file for the GNU Public License that also affects this program.
This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied
warranty. In no event shall the author be held liable for any damages
arising from the use of this software.
VisualBoyAdvance is freeware for PERSONAL USE only. Commercial users should
seek permission of the copyright holders first.
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