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Re: RC bugs for non-free data in main



On Sun, 20 Aug 2006 16:28:00 +0200 Roberto Gordo Saez wrote:

> I will start to fill bugs for packages containing data (sound, music,
> images, textures, icons...) when its origin is not specified (see
> below). Many of this bugs will be RC, because of legal issues; that is
> the reason for asking first on this list.
> 
> I won't make an extensive search, but I will fill bugs anytime I found
> by chance some of this:
> 
> 1. Packages using unlicensed data when it is known they came from
> non-free software will receive an RC bug.
[...]
> 2. Packages using data from unknown sources sometimes will receive a
> bug. Severity will vary depending of the case.
[...]
> 3. Packages using data taken from other free software should give
> credits and point to the proper license for data,
[...]

100 % agreement!
Please file bugs as you stated, whenever you find such situations.
Thank you very much for helping in enhancing Debian!

> This kind of problems are not new, they have been discussed before.
> While we are more or less careful with code coming from unknown
> places, it appears to me that we "turn a blind eye" on licensing other
> data :-)

I suspect that this is "sad but true".

> So, I'm sorry for growing up again the number of RC bugs, but I think
> this is important to be fixed before etch release.

Well, fixing this kind of bugs is always important.

Unfortunately, it takes time: in some cases, progresses are made in an
astonishingly slow way.  Hence you could consider taking a vacation from
your bug hunting when the release gets nearer and then starting over
again after etch is out (or otherwise etch won't be out, ever!)   ;p


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