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Re: RFS: qrfcview -- viewer for IETF RFCs

Frank Küster wrote:
> Neil Williams <linux@codehelp.co.uk> wrote:
>> Frederic Lehobey wrote:
>>> * License         : GPL
>> ...
>>> doc-rfc: if you have installed this package (in non-free) you might
>>> want to take advantage of the locally installed RFCs.
>> Could you explain that bit about non-free ?
> Most RFCs do not allow modifications and are therefore non-free.


>> Is this a rewrite under a new licence?
> A rewrite of what?

(the viewer). It's OK, it's clearer now.

> I think there are a couple of free RFCs in Debian (and consequently on
> the IETF website), so I think it will be usable with free data, too.
> And anyway, even if nobody had already licensed any document in
> Microsoft Word format under a DFSG-free license, a viewers for *doc
> could still go to main.  We won't package non-free data, but it's
> perfectly acceptable to use free software to handle non-free data.

Agreed. Just checking.


Neil Williams

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