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Re: Bug#287090: kaquarium: copyright file does not mention apparently unlicensed image files

cc'd to Bug#287089, because it has the same problem with the same files.
I'm not on the debian-legal list, please CC any replies to me.


Branden Robinson wrote:
Package: kaquarium
Version: 1.0-beta-3
Severity: serious
Justification: violation of Debian Policy 2.2.1


The copyright holder in the images, Jim Toomey, should be contacted as soon
as possible for license negotiations.  If those are unsuccessful and
distributable replacement images are not used, this package should be
withdrawn from the Debian archives.  (Without a grant of license under
copyright law, we cannot distribute these images even in non-free).

As the kaquarium maintainer, I have contacted Jim Tooney [1], via his website [2], requesting that he license the images from the windows screensaver in a DFSG-free way.

Please hold off on removing kaquarium from the archive until Jim Tooney has had time to respond to my comments. I'll keep you informed of my progress with this.



1.  http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=287090&msg=4
2.  http://www.slagoon.com/email_us_form.html

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