buggNewSense GNU/Linux - Bugs: bug #33877, angband-doc- is nonfree


bug #33877: angband-doc- is nonfree

Submitter:  Michał Masłowski <mtjm>
Submitted:  Thu 28 Jul 2011 02:10:58 PM UTC
Category:  gNewSense 3 Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  All architectures Status:  In Progress
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  samgee
Open/Closed:  Open
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Sat 03 Aug 2013 07:39:51 PM UTC, comment #1: 

I asked the upstream maintainer (Manoj Srivastava) if he's willing to change the license of the packaging.

TODO: report a bug for "freely available".

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
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Thu 28 Jul 2011 02:10:58 PM UTC, original submission:  

From debian/copyright:

 The documentation is freely available.

 The debian specific changes are Copyright (c) 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999,
 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Manoj Srivastava, and
 distributed under the terms of the Artistic License.

 The Artistic License is available on Debian systems in the file
 /usr/share/common-licenses/Artistic. (This is the licence that Perl
 is available under)

There is no license for the documentation, and a FSF-nonfree one is listed there for "debian specific changes".  However, debian/rules has this:

## This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
## it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
## the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
## (at your option) any later version.
## This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
## but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
## GNU General Public License for more details.
## You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
## along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
## Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307  USA

It's not clear for me what the Artistic License applies to.  This doesn't affect the problem of not knowing documentation license.

Additionally, Help-Page/angfaq1.txt is outdated and still considers Angband to be nonfree.

Michał Masłowski <mtjm>


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