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Re: [gNewSense-users] Freedom verification (checking packages)

From: Andrew Wigglesworth
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Freedom verification (checking packages)
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 15:15:35 +0000
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On Monday 27 November 2006 15:09, Daniel Taylor wrote:
> Karl Goetz wrote:
> > Andrew Wigglesworth wrote:
> >> Hi everyone,
> >>
> >> We've had a lot of interesting conversation about the freedom of
> >> gNewSense. General stuff around the need for freedom and that not
> >> everything may be free in gNewSense.
> >>
> >> The possibility of non-free packages in gNewSense is bug number 1 in
> >> the bug tracker:
> >>
> >>
> >
> > There are some people who have started trying to get organised. Perhaps
> > if they ping you you can get organised together.
> > kk
> I've started this process my self, but only got through about 20
> packages in main before my head began to hurt. I think the best idea
> would be to split it up into groups (ie. you take the A's and I take the
> B's).
> Just from the 20 or so I've done already I've found that things are
> generally not as clear cut as "this is gpl'ed", for example the 'ark'
> package contains files that are under Artistic/BSD/GPL/FDL licences.
> - Daniel


does that mean you've been working on some of the "a" packages in Main?  Could 
you email me with the details so that we don't duplicate work.

There's now a "Freedom verification" section on the wiki, so you can volunteer 
away to your hearts content  :-)


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