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Re: Non-free package licenses and replacements

On Fri, Jan 23, 2004 at 09:48:05PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> In linux.debian.legal, Niklas Vainio <niklas.vainio@iki.fi> writes:
> > Now I'm asking for suggestions for replacements and comments on whether
> > some packages should be either moved to main or removed completely
> > because of the license or what kind of changes to the license we could
> > suggest to upstream.
> > The page is at http://www.iki.fi/nvainio/debian/non-free.html
> [angband, zangband]
> The Angband team is actively attempting to relicense the software under
> the GPL and all recent core contributors have already agreed.  The problem
> at present, as I understand it, is that no one has been able to get in
> touch with one remaining original author, so completing the relicensing
> may require replacing fairly large chunks of the core code.


> [doc-rfc-*]
> The RFC packages could be replaced for most people by an installer that
> downloads the RFCs from an archive or mirror if they want a local copy.

Installers are evil and hypocrit. If you are not going to distribute the
package because it is non-free, we should also not distribute the


Sven Luther

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