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Bug#906536: Sponsor for my package "cavestory-nx"

> > What changed since tobi's comment in May on the ITP bug?
> > https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=894865#30
> I exchanged emails with the developer of the non-free files and had to make
> corrections from the licenses and added a disclaimer about this package.

I believe this is the problematic section of debian/copyright? I also
found https://wiki.debian.org/DFSGLicenses#Public_Domain helpful.

Files: data/*
Copyright: not applicable
Author: 2004 Studio Pixel <amaya.pixel@gmail.com>
License: public-domain
 This software was written by Daisuke Amaya also known by his art name 'Pixel'.
 You absolutely can't use these in anything commercial; the work is not subject
 to copyright in any jurisdiction.
 This file is in the public domain. It is provided "as is", without warranty of
 any kind. Use at your own risk.

The second paragraph is self-contradicting - if it's not subject to
copyright, then it's use can't be restricted to NC. Perhaps the author
would prefer a different license? (any form of NC is still non-free)

To avoid future disputes, after a private email conversation it is
necessary to have a public record of the conclusion. Perhaps the author
would be happy to email a CC0 style waiver:

* For public-domain "Copyright" line means who had the authority to
  license the work, i.e. the author, not "not applicable"
* Since the full name is known, I would put that in the copyright line
  e.g Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya <amaya.pixel@gmail.com>

> > Why do you have 3 sponsorship-requests bugs open for the same package?
> > Please close two of them and re-title the bug you leave open to the new
> > version.
> Okay, I'll close these open requests.

As well as closing 903872 & 905984 for the old version, it would help if
906536 blocks the ITP but lose the "[ITP]" in the subject. FWIW these
days I don't bother with sponsorship-requests for games and just post
directly to the mailing list and only if I get no response raise an RFS.
Phil Morrell (emorrp1)

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