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[gNewSense-users] Re: Status of the (Unclarified) Artistic License in gN

From: Kevin Dean
Subject: [gNewSense-users] Re: Status of the (Unclarified) Artistic License in gNewSense
Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2007 21:58:17 -0400

I was looking over the FAQ just now and noticed this...

In regard to the question of the Artistic License in gNewSense, the
FAQ seems to imply that since the FSF does not consider the Original
Artistic License to be a Free Software License, these packages need to
be removed from gNewSense.

At present there are two such packages that I know of:
libfont-ttf-perl and libhtml-tableextract-perl

On 7/7/07, Kevin Dean <address@hidden> wrote:
I've opened a bug marked "Major" that can be found

The status of the Original Artistic License is unclear in gNewSense.
Debian considers this license to be Free under the DFSG, but the Free
Software Foundation believes it is ambiguous because of wording and
has determined it to be non-free.

This is not to be confused with the Modified or Clarified Artistic
License which the FSF and Debian both consider to be Free Software.

The resolution of this bug, either way, may impact at least one other
bug containing potential non-free software in gNewSense and applies to
bug #00001 (gNewSense Contains Non-free Software).

-Kevin Dean

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