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Re: Bug#496346: openarena: contains lcc, which is not free software

Peter De Wachter <pdewacht@gmail.com> wrote:
> OpenArena contains a copy of the lcc compiler in the code/tools/lcc
> directory, which does not seem free software as it does not allow
> commercial distribution.

I agree.  The early parts make it look like a BSD-style licence, but
the license part starting with this seems non-free:-

> You may not sell lcc or any product derived from it in which it is a
> significant part of the value of the product. [...]

lcc was mentioned on debian-legal back in August 2003 as an example of
a non-free compiler in a book.  See

Unless there's some other licence issued since, it seems pretty
clearly unsuitable for debian main.

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