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Why non-free (was Re: unzip - again)

on Thu, Nov 30, 2000 at 04:52:51PM -0500, Chris Gray (cgray@nowonder.com) wrote:
> >>>>> "Carel" == Carel Fellinger <cfelling@iae.nl> writes:
>     Carel> unzip is not truly free, so it ain't part of Debian pure.
>     Carel> Try adding non-free to your default deb line in your
>     Carel> /etc/apt/sources.list:
> This is strange to me.  I've seen the unzip licence, and it looks like
> one of the most free out there.  Could someone explain why it's in
> non-free?  
> (Actually there's one in non-US, which I can understand because of the
> encryption, and one in non-free which I can't understand).

Which specific copyright?

/usr/doc/unzip-crypt/copyright stipulates several restrictions on use in
commercial software or software sold for a profit.  This would tend to
run against the directives of the DFS guidelines.  Ergo:  non-free.

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