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)
> 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.