buggNewSense GNU/Linux - Bugs: bug #34215, Alpine contains non-free code


bug #34215: Alpine contains non-free code

Submitter:  Jason Self <jxself>
Submitted:  Mon 05 Sep 2011 02:54:07 PM UTC
Category:  gNewSense 3 Severity:  4 - Important
Item Group:  All architectures Status:  Upstream
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  samgee
Open/Closed:  Open
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Fri 11 Oct 2013 09:58:15 AM UTC, comment #5: 

FTR, Debian Bug#641479 was closed on 2012-07-03; the source tarball was repacked with non-free content excluded.

Ivan Shmakov <oneingray>
Sun 11 Mar 2012 12:42:59 PM UTC, comment #4: 

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

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Group administrator
Tue 13 Sep 2011 05:15:38 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Blacklisted in rev. 204.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Group administrator
Tue 13 Sep 2011 05:08:14 PM UTC, comment #2: 

I read that as almost a permission to not use commercially. Nobody needs permission to not use code, so in fact it doesn't say (and thus allow) any of the 4 freedoms.

Reported to Debian: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=641479.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Group administrator
Mon 05 Sep 2011 02:54:55 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Also in alpine_1.10+dfsg.orig.tar.gz

Jason Self <jxself>
Group Member
Mon 05 Sep 2011 02:54:07 PM UTC, original submission:  

In alpine_2.00+dfsg.orig.tar.gz

alpine-2.00/pico/msmem.c has a strange comment. So Stephen Chung's approval is needed for commercial use?

  • Copyright (C) Stephen Chung, 1991-1992. All rights reserved.


  • Afterwords
  • ----------


  • Theoretically, you are required to obtain special approval from me (because
  • I copyrighted these routines) if you want to use them in your programs.
  • However, I usually don't really care if you are not using these routines in
  • a commercial, shareware etc. product.
Jason Self <jxself>
Group Member


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2012-03-11 samgee Severity5 - Blocker 4 - Important
    2011-09-13 samgee SummaryCommercial Restriction In Alpine? Alpine contains non-free code
    2011-09-13 samgee CategoryNone gNewSense 3
        Severity3 - Normal 5 - Blocker
        Item GroupNone All architectures
        StatusNone Upstream
        Assigned toNone samgee

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