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Re: gens License Check - Non-free

On Tue, Jun 08, 2004 at 10:58:04AM -0600, Benjamin Cutler wrote:
> Humberto Massa wrote:
> >>I can't even find the original source page for Starscream any more...
> >>
> >>
> >Other (better!) option would be try the Starscream original author to 
> >release under a more liberal license (BSD/MIT/2clause or even the GPL). 
> >As to mpg123, what about mpg321 ??
> >
> I should also have mentioned that the e-mail address for Starscream 
> bounced when I tried it. So I really have no idea how to reach the guy 
> who wrote it in the first place.
> I had another idea, though. I've noticed a few packages in contrib don't 
> actually assemble the package until postinst... could I seperate gens 
> into "gens" (all the GPL code) and "gens-nonfree" (mpg123 and 
> Starscream), and have gens postinst call "ld" at install-time? The two 
> packages would contain the relevant .o files... and would techinically 
> be seperate packages.

Intent is what counts. You can't try to find loopholes like this
unless you have an expensive lawyer.

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