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Re: RC bugs for non-free data in main

Francesco Poli wrote:

> 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,

"less careful" mostly.  ;-)

>> 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.

Yes.  :-/

> 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

Nathanael Nerode  <neroden@fastmail.fm>

Bush admitted to violating FISA and said he was proud of it.
So why isn't he in prison yet?...

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