Re: Non-free package licenses and replacements
On Jan 24, Russ Allbery <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>If anyone actually cares, I may be able to get this relicensed and am
>willing to at least try. I'm mildly surprised that anyone is still using
Two weeks ago I opened #227146 but the maintainer did not reply:
The OpenBSD people managed to have stanford relicense it:
OTOH DVMRP is useless in the modern Internet, so the package could
just be removed from debian.
So I suggest again to kill the package.
Other non-free packages I know about:
rar: this is needed to unpack rar 3.x archives. There is no alternative.
unicorn: partially non-free ADSL modem driver. There is no alternative.
mwavem: free driver, but it contains a binary firmware executed by the
device CPU. If there is a consensus on the hypocrisy of refusing to
distribute firwmares then I think removing the files and keeping the
driver in main is the best solution. OTOH, it has been reported that
the driver may be obsolete.
Marco | [4281 ca6C4eQ76UGbY]