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Re: Bug#838414: gpick: colors.txt is non-free

Dear Debian-legal team,

On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 6:46 PM, Francesco Poli (wintermute)
<invernomuto@paranoici.org> wrote:
> Package: gpick
> Version: 0.2.5-2
> Severity: serious
> Justification: Policy 2.2.1
> Hello and thanks for maintaining this little tool in Debian!
> I noticed that the license for file share/gpick/colors.txt fails
> to meet the DFSG, as it includes at least one non-free restriction.
> Clause 5 states:
> |  5. These RGB colour formulations may not be used to the detriment of
> |  Resene Paints Ltd.
> This is a non-free restriction on use, which does not comply with
> DFSG#6 (No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor).
> This file is therefore unfit for the main Debian archive.
> Possible solutions I can think of:
>  A) get in touch with the colors.txt copyright holders (Resene Paints
>     Ltd.) and persuade them to drop the troublesome clause or, even
>     better, to re-license the file under well-known and widely used
>     DFSG-free terms (such as, for instance, the 3-clause BSD license
>     adopted by the rest of gpick)
>  B) find a DFSG-free replacement for share/gpick/colors.txt and use it
>     in stead of the non-free one
>  C) drop share/gpick/colors.txt from the package, if possible
>  D) move the gpick package to the non-free archive (I hope this will
>     *not* happen!)
> I hope solution A may be persued soon.
> Solution B (or C) may be chosen as a temporary quick fix, while trying
> to achieve solution A.

Could you review this issue?
This bug is reach the the old-stable version of gpick too.

Best regards,

Elías Alejandro

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