buggNewSense GNU/Linux - Bugs: bug #29839, MT19937 implementation is non-free


bug #29839: MT19937 implementation is non-free

Submitter:  Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Submitted:  Sun 09 May 2010 06:05:07 PM UTC
Category:  gNewSense 2 Severity:  5 - Blocker
Item Group:  i386 Status:  Wont Fix
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed
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Sun 22 Dec 2013 09:51:35 PM UTC, comment #1: 

I'm going to retire 2.x.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
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Sun 09 May 2010 06:05:07 PM UTC, original submission:  

File mt19937db.c included in the BerkeleyDB package is licensed under the Artistic License, which is non-free. Rubén has asked for a GPL version of this file, to which the authors have agreed [1]. When they post it, we can replace the non-free file with it.

Affected packages are every version of db, but I also found [2] some other packages containing a similar file:


[1] http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/gnu-linux-libre/2010-05/msg00000.html
[2] find $POOL -name '*.tar.gz' -exec sh -c "tar -tf '{}' | grep 19937" \;

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
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