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Re: [Savannah-hackers] submission of Improbable Missio

From: Jaime E . Villate
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers] submission of Improbable Mission
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 14:16:19 +0000
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On Fri, Feb 22, 2002 at 07:54:35AM +0000, Jaime E . Villate wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 21, 2002 at 06:42:08PM +0100, mathieu wrote:
> > According to
> >
> > unzip is licensed under the BSD license.

> Yes, but it uses a patented algorithm. In Debian unzip is in the non-free
> section.

Oops, I'm terribly sorry! There is absolutely nothing wrong with using unzip
in Savannah. It is Free Software and it currently has no patent problems. A
bug in Debian has led me to this confussion:

  In, if you search for unzip in the
  "main" section of Debian (any distribution), you don't find anything. If
  you search in the "non-free" section, you find the Potato and Woody versions
  of unzip.  unzip was in "non-free" in Debian/Potato, because at that time it
  has some license restrictions that were later solved and in Debian/Woody it
  is already in "main" (actually in non-US/main, because it now supports
  cryptography). I think that the package search script in
  is taking the section information from Potato, assuming it is the same in
  Woody (I'll report the bug).

Please ignore my comments against the use of .zip files in Savannah.


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