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


bug #34593: bogofilter has some non-free files

Submitter:  Jason Self <jxself>
Submitted:  Tue 18 Oct 2011 08:54:45 PM UTC
Category:  gNewSense 3 Severity:  4 - Important
Item Group:  All architectures Status:  In Progress
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  kgoetz
Open/Closed:  Open
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Mon 12 Feb 2024 06:16:10 PM UTC, comment #5: 

just to note - this is no longer the case - the license was changed in 2013

> This work is dual-licensed under the
> Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Germany License (CC BY-ND 3.0),
> and the GNU General Public License, v3, or later.

bill-auger <bill_auger>
Wed 29 Feb 2012 07:16:47 PM UTC, 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>
Group administrator
Tue 24 Jan 2012 08:09:18 AM UTC, comment #3: 

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

Karl Goetz <kgoetz>
Tue 24 Jan 2012 08:03:27 AM UTC, 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>
Tue 18 Oct 2011 08:55:51 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Forwarded to Debian as bug # 645825


Jason Self <jxself>
Group Member
Tue 18 Oct 2011 08:54:45 PM UTC, 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>
Group Member


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2012-03-11 samgee Assigned toNone kgoetz
    2012-01-24 kgoetz Severity3 - Normal 4 - Important
    2012-01-24 kgoetz CategoryNone gNewSense 3
        Item GroupNone All architectures
        StatusNone In Progress

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