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Re: Debian and non-free

On Tue, 16 Sep 2008 09:16:57 +0200, Daniel Baumann wrote:

> David Paleino wrote:
> > On debian-italian@ there's a thread [1] with people sponsoring gNewSense,
> > goBuntu and the such, claiming they're "real free software"
> ...gnewsense is so pathetic.
> their build scripts to put the images together is a derivated work of
> live-helper. they forked live-helper (which was called live-package at
> that time, fwiw), ripped off all my copyright notices, and put their own
> names in it. when i was asking them to respect copyright notices, they
> said, that they have kept GPL boiler plates since they had to, but were
> unaware that they also have to leave the 'Copyright (C) Daniel Baumann
> <daniel@debian.org>' lines aka author information, and they never fixed it.

Does RMS know all this? I don't think he'd support such kind of behaviour :)
Removing author information is *never* a good thing. *Never*.

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