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bug #33450: Non-free and non-commerical portion in abuse-frabs

Submitted by:  Jason Self <jxself>
Submitted on:  Tue 31 May 2011 06:52:50 PM UTC  
Category: gNewSense 3Severity: 4 - Important
Item Group: All architecturesStatus: Upstream
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: Open

Sun 11 Mar 2012 12:39:03 PM UTC, comment #4:

It's no longer a blocker if it's blacklisted.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Sun 19 Jun 2011 08:05:00 PM UTC, comment #3:

Reported to Debian: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=631067.

Re-opening, marked "upstream" to keep better track of this.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Sat 04 Jun 2011 10:46:58 AM UTC, comment #2:

Blacklisted (needsclean) in rev. 186.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Sat 04 Jun 2011 09:42:16 AM UTC, comment #1:

Confirmed for both metad and parkes.

The license doesn't say that distribution (with or without modifications) is allowed, so we must assume that it's not.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Tue 31 May 2011 06:52:50 PM UTC, original submission:


This package contains the levels and graphics for the game Abuse with the Free Abuse (fRaBs) extensions.

addon/claudio/claudio.lsp appears to have a comment.

  • NOTE: This and all other files by Claudio Bolzoni contained in the archive *
  • claudio(1.5).zip can be used and modified freely for non-commercial purposes, *
  • but credits must be given to the author. *
  • If you intend to distribute any file, however, contact Claudio Bolzoni. *

The Non-functional Data section of the FSF's guidelines [1] mention that they should be licensed for commercial and non-commercial use.

I also wonder if the requirement to contact Claudio Bolzoni before distribution goes against the part that "...being free to do these things means (among other things) that you do not have to ask or pay for permission to do so." [2]

[1] http://www.gnu.org/distros/free-system-distribution-guidelines.html
[2] http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html

Jason Self <jxself>
Project Member


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Sun 11 Mar 2012 12:39:03 PM UTCsamgeeSeverity5 - Blocker=>4 - Important
    Sun 19 Jun 2011 08:05:54 PM UTCsamgeeSummaryNon-Free and Non-Commerical Portion in abuse-frabs?=>Non-free and non-commerical portion in abuse-frabs
    Sun 19 Jun 2011 08:05:00 PM UTCsamgeeStatusFixed=>Upstream
    Sat 04 Jun 2011 10:47:29 AM UTCsamgeeStatusConfirmed=>Fixed
    Sat 04 Jun 2011 09:42:16 AM UTCsamgeeCategoryNone=>gNewSense 3
      Severity3 - Normal=>5 - Blocker
      Item GroupNone=>All architectures

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