buggNewSense GNU/Linux - Bugs: bug #34593, bogofilter has some non-free files


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bug #34593: bogofilter has some non-free files

Submitted by:  Jason Self <jxself>
Submitted on:  Tue Oct 18 20:54:45 2011  
Category: gNewSense 3Severity: 4 - Important
Item Group: All architecturesStatus: In Progress
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Karl Goetz <kgoetz>
Open/Closed: Open

Wed Feb 29 19:16:47 2012, comment #4:

Tag worked. :)

As this was recognized as a DFSG violation, it's unclear to me why the Debian maintainer fixed this for Wheezy but not for Squeeze.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Tue Jan 24 08:09:18 2012, comment #3:

And thanks for forwarding the report upstream :) I've tried to usertag it, we'll see if it works.

Karl Goetz <kgoetz>In charge of this item.
Tue Jan 24 08:03:27 2012, comment #2:

I've put a patched source and i386 binaries to the parkes overlay. It will need to stay open until we've built the amd64/other binaries.

Karl Goetz <kgoetz>In charge of this item.
Tue Oct 18 20:55:51 2011, comment #1:

Forwarded to Debian as bug # 645825


Jason Self <jxself>
Project Member
Tue Oct 18 20:54:45 2011, original submission:

Bogofilter include some documenttation under a license that doesn't permit modification or commercial use.

Specifically, the files say:

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs German License. To view a copy of
this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/de/
or send a letter to Creative Commons; 559 Nathan Abbott Way;
Stanford, California 94305; USA.

The files in question are in the /doc directory and are:


I found these in bogofilter_1.2.2.orig.tar.gz and bogofilter_1.1.7.orig.tar.gz. Other versions may be impacted as well.

The FSF's Guidelines for Free System Distributions say that all the documentation in a free system distribution must be released under an appropriate free license.

Jason Self <jxself>
Project Member


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