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Re: on firmware and freedom



Raphael Hertzog wrote:

> On Thu, 24 Aug 2006, Branden Robinson wrote:
>> Serendipitously, under Steve's proposed GR, the following might not ever
>> have been necessary:
>> 
>> Package: freedoom
>> 
>> ...as we could just distribute the original proprietary WAD files by iD
>> software in main.
> 
> This is wrong. Steve's GR only allows such things to be sourceless.
> It doesn't free them from having a license which fits all the other DFSG
> points like the right to modify and to redistribute the changed files,
> etc.

Worth noting, then, that most of the "firmware" at issue does *not* have
valid licenses to distribute at all.

-- 
Nathanael Nerode  <neroden@fastmail.fm>

Bush admitted to violating FISA and said he was proud of it.
So why isn't he in prison yet?...



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