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Re: gens License Check - Non-free

On Tue, Jun 08, 2004 at 11:01:23AM -0600, Benjamin Cutler wrote:
> Andrew Suffield wrote:
> >
> >No amount of hoop-jumping will help you here. It's still clearly a
> >derivative work of starscream.
> >
> Not even something like what I mentioned in my other message? Seperating 
> the source packages wouldn't help either?

No. It's still a derivative work. There can exist no transformations
on the source which would change this that do not involve writing or
replacing code - that's more or less definitive.

> >m68k is not a difficult chip to emulate, and there are plenty of other
> >emulators for it out there. There's probably something which could
> >replace it, resulting in a package which is both distributable and
> >DFSG-free (given that mpg123 is easy to replace).
> >
> I'd be willing to tackle this if you were able to point one out, it 
> seems the only ones I could find weren't any more DSFG-free than Starscream.

A quick search of the Packages file reveals basilisk2, an emulator for
m68k macs. I know there are more m68k emulators out there, which
haven't been packaged.

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