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

Submitted by:  Jason Self <jxself>
Submitted on:  Tue May 31 18:52:50 2011  
Category: gNewSense 3Severity: 4 - Important
Item Group: All architecturesStatus: Upstream
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: Open

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

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

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Sun Jun 19 20:05:00 2011, 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 Jun 4 10:46:58 2011, comment #2:

Blacklisted (needsclean) in rev. 186.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Sat Jun 4 09:42:16 2011, 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 May 31 18:52:50 2011, 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 Mar 11 12:39:03 2012samgeeSeverity5 - Blocker=>4 - Important
    Sun Jun 19 20:05:54 2011samgeeSummaryNon-Free and Non-Commerical Portion in abuse-frabs?=>Non-free and non-commerical portion in abuse-frabs
    Sun Jun 19 20:05:00 2011samgeeStatusFixed=>Upstream
    Sat Jun 4 10:47:29 2011samgeeStatusConfirmed=>Fixed
    Sat Jun 4 09:42:16 2011samgeeCategoryNone=>gNewSense 3
      Severity3 - Normal=>5 - Blocker
      Item GroupNone=>All architectures

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