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Bug#280803: libgcc1: contains non-free GNU FDL

On Thu, 11 Nov 2004, Matthias Klose wrote:
> > The copyright file includes a copy of the GNU Free Documentation
> > License, which has been judged by debian-legal to be
> > non-free. Please remove the non-free material from the package or
> > move the package to non-free.
> I do not want to believe that debian-legal judges such nonsense,
> i.e. to distribute a licence file with a non DFSG license. It's
> clearly marked which license terms hold for the libgcc_s.so.1.

I think that Brian is getting at the fact that a work under the GFDL
is non-free, not the license itself.

We've never attempted to apply the DFSG to a license text that is
covering works that are actually distributed by Debian, if for no
other reason than the GNU GPL itself would fail in this regard.

If libgcc1 doesn't actually contain anything that is licensed under
the GFDL, this part of the copyright file would ideally be removed.

If it does, then for the purposes of releasing sarge, this bug would
be capable of getting a 'sarge-ignore'... but you'll have to talk to
the RMs for that.

Don Armstrong

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