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[gNewSense-users] Re: Update on non-free package blobwars


From: Yavor Doganov
Subject: [gNewSense-users] Re: Update on non-free package blobwars
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 19:32:42 +0300
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Dara Adib wrote:
> 
> I should note Debian bug 495484[1] was filed about the non-free
> status of the music and sounds. This resulted in a new version of
> the blobwars package, 1.08-dfsg-1, which removed all music and sound
> files from the upstream tarball and made a separate blobwars-data
> binary package.

If there is no license to distribute the sounds, they can't be even in
Debian's non-free section.

If there is permission to distribute them (say, with no modifications
or other restrictions) it is OK for gNewSense to include them under
certain conditions as per the free distro guidelines.

(I don't have time to check this right now, though.)





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