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Re: Anti-TPM clauses



On Tue, 11 Sep 2007 13:16:39 +1000 Ben Finney wrote:

> Freek Dijkstra <debian2007@macfreek.nl> writes:
[...]
> > it's probably non-free, and best not put it in main. Correct?
> 
> That's my understanding, yes. Largely on the basis that it's imposing
> a non-free restriction ("You may not ...") on the recipient.

I agree with you that CC-v3.0 licensed works should *not* enter main.

However, the FTP masters seem to disagree: there already are some
CC-v3.0 licensed works in main, *unfortunately*.
For instance:

http://packages.debian.org/whichwayisup
  (see bug #431794, where I unsuccessfully tried to get this issue
   solved: I even asked FTP masters to explain their decision, but
   got no answer so far...)
http://packages.debian.org/singularity
http://packages.debian.org/singularity-music
http://packages.debian.org/ttf-konatu

There are also CC-v2.5 licensed works in main:

http://packages.debian.org/vlc

And CC-v2.0 licensed works in main:

http://packages.debian.org/nessus-plugins
  (this one is really sad, since it also includes OPL licensed works
   taken from the Debian Project website, which is non-free: see
   bugs #238245 and #388141)
http://packages.debian.org/scorched3d
http://packages.debian.org/byzanz
http://packages.debian.org/oxine

There are even CC-v1.0 licensed works in main:

http://packages.debian.org/glpuzzle


I really do not know what can be done with these bugs (since, these
are indeed Debian bugs, IMO).
Reporting bugs for CC-v3.0 seems to produce answers of the "this is not
a bug" type; and when you ask the FTP masters "could you elaborate?",
the only effect is a deafening silence.
Maybe CC-v2.5/v2.0/v1.0 cases should be reported to the BTS, but the
only effect could be relicensing to CC-v3.0, which is no solution from
my standpoint.
As an aside, CC-v2.0 and CC-v2.5 already allow relicensing derivative
works under later versions of licenses with the same license elements,
but this has not been actually done in Debian for the above cases...

Suggestions?


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