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Re: [gNewSense-users] Proprietary software in gNewSense - 'Beneath a Ste

From: Josh Martens
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Proprietary software in gNewSense - 'Beneath a Steel Sky' and 'Flight of the Amazon Queen'
Date: Sun, 20 May 2007 17:06:19 +1200
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Perhaps my message didn't get through before, but I have spoken with the 
SCUMMVM guys a few months ago, and the games are under a free license, the 
readme with them just hasn't been updated as no-one has gotten around to doing 

On Sat, May 19, 2007 at 05:13:18PM -0400, Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> Guy Johnston wrote:
> > The list of licences on the GNU website mentions a licence for fonts which 
> > is similar to this (the
> > SIL Open Font License), and it says "The Open Font License (including its 
> > original release, version
> > 1.0) is a free copyleft license for fonts. Its only unusual requirement is 
> > that fonts be distributed
> > with some computer program, rather than alone. Since a simple Hello World 
> > program will satisfy the
> > requirement, it is harmless. Neither we nor SIL recommend the use of this 
> > license for anything other
> > than fonts."
> That's a valid point.  I had forgotten about that license.  I guess this
> is a tolerable, if misguided, provision.  This exception has always been
> part of the open source definition ("The license shall not restrict any
> party from selling or giving away the software as a component of an
> aggregate software distribution").
> Matt Flaschen
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