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Re: Where can I find gs-aladdin 5.03?

> joost@rulcmc.leidenuniv.nl (joost witteveen) writes:
> > Anyway, chances are, that anyone who sells Slackware CD's with gs-aladdin 4.03
> > on it gets sued (read the copyright on gs-aladdin), so that's the reason
> > it doesn't get included with debian: it's non-free.
> no, that's definitively wrong. The license allows *explicitly* the
> distribution with a CD (I read it).

I've done so, and many other people on debian-devel.

It says:

        (ii) Distributing the Program on a CD-ROM, provided that the files
             containing the Program are reproduced entirely and verbatim on such
             CD-ROM, and provided further that all information on such CD-ROM be
             redistributable for non-commercial purposes without charge.

Yes, it allows distribution, but it puts the CD distributer in a very
uncomfertable position, as he now has to check every package on the
CD. I know that Slackware actually has several packages that are
fishy in this respect, and thus I'm quite sure the gs-aladdin
copyright owners could sue the Slackware CD manufacture: the copyright
onwers just have to look for one programme on the CD that isn't
freely redistributable (like an old version of bin86, but never
mind that).

> It's not allowed to sell a printer
> as Postscript-Printer by adding gs to it without the commercial
> license. 

OK, sorry, I didn't read that much of the licence. If that's ture
then that's another reason to make it non-free, indeed.

> That's the reason for non-free.

Now, here I _know_ you are wrong: I was the one who originally
asked on debian-devel wheter gs-aladdin should go into non-free
or main, and in the (long) discussion that followed, that point
about printers wasn't raised.

joost witteveen, joostje@debian.org
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