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[GNU-linux-libre] on thinking about copyright notices

From: Paul O'Malley
Subject: [GNU-linux-libre] on thinking about copyright notices
Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2010 07:44:18 +0100
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It may be the case that if you dig into Debian's copyright files you will find an exception beyond the included copyright file.

What do I mean by this?

A package was referred to me previously as being non-free however it was in main in Debian. I checked the copyright notice that came with the package and clearly it was non-free. However I kept digging. I found that there was a README with the file which had in it a mail exchange with the author which changed the licence to free. In fact it changed it to the "do whatever you want with it" type of licence.

(yes I did help found gNewSense)

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