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Re: rms on debian



On Mon, Aug 18, 2003 at 06:07:45PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 18, 2003 at 12:48:08PM -0400, Bijan Soleymani wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 18, 2003 at 05:02:12PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> 
> [Your attributions are broken; I've reinserted the missing one.]
> 
> > > On Mon, Aug 18, 2003 at 11:38:09AM -0400, Bijan Soleymani wrote:
> > > > This applies to a lesser extent to various emulators and game engines.
> > > 
> > > Those are usually because no free ROMs are available.
> > 
> > Here's a site with source code to about 160 gameboy advanced programs:
> > http://www.gbadev.org/sources_cd.html
> 
> I downloaded a random sample of five of these: four had no licence at
> all (which means you get the legal default, namely "all rights
> reserved"), and one said that you weren't allowed to sell it. When I
> said free I meant DFSG-free, not just "no charge" or "comes with source
> code".

I forgot about that. I looked further and found a game that is DFSG free
(released under GPL).

> If you can demonstrate that the package is clearly useful with only
> DFSG-free software, I'm sure that the maintainer would consider moving
> it to main, anyway.

I found a gameboy program that is GPL (Codename: MonkeyBots):
http://cmbgame.sourceforge.net/ 

I think I can find some more, I'll try to find as many as possible and
then forward the list to the maintainer.

Bijan

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