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Re: Bug#313137: zsnes belonging to main instead of contrib (was: Re: RFS: tvbrowser -- TV-Browser is a java-based TV guide)



On Sat, Aug 06, 2005 at 06:07:19PM +0200, Philipp Kern wrote:
> On Aug 6, 2005, at 5:22 PM, Andrew Saunders wrote:
> >So even if you managed to build it entirely with free tools at some
> >later date, this issue alone would relegate it to contrib until
> >suitably free data is available - or at least, that's been the current
> >practice for e.g. emulators such as zsnes which require non-free roms.
> 
> I still disagree as zsnes does not *require* non-free ROMs. One could  
> write a free ROM, and one presenting the Debian logo is provided. It  
> does not depend on any non-free system ROM to run correctly. There is  
> also a bug report about this: #313137.

I brought up this issue when I first packaged it. The package includes
the source code and ROM image of a sample ROM. James Troup told me to
put the package in contrib. I had no desire to get into another
argument with him.

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