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Re: summary of software licenses in non-free

Craig Sanders dijo [Sun, Jan 11, 2004 at 08:43:11AM +1100]:
> > Maybe as a first measure, we could mass-file wishlist bugs against non-free
> > packages, asking the maintainer to put a small paragraph into the copyright
> > file with an explanation as to why this is in non-free?
> good idea.  perhaps something easily parsable like:
> Non-DFSG: 1, 3, 5
> to indicate clauses 1, 3, and 5 of the DFSG.

I would advocate making this more prominent - This proposal is quite
good, and it would add expresiveness to tools such as vrms... But I
would like to see something like
/usr/share/doc/package/why_is_nonfree, stating the reason (a couple of
lines at least) so that our users have a better chance of seeing and
understanding it.

It has been suggested to put this in README.Debian - It would fit
there, yes... But I'd rather see it more prominent.


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