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Re: [gNewSense-users] Freedom verification and documenting the wiki

From: Chris Andrew
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Freedom verification and documenting the wiki
Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2007 11:25:00 +0100


Forgive my late reply to your email.

I am currently doing some more work on main/s, and have found a package without any copyright information.

I did some research on the net (Sourceforge et al), and now believe the software to be GPL.  Hopefully this partly answers your question.  In order to confirm the package status, I have emailed the package maintainer, so that hopefully he can clarify the situation and also add a copyright notice in the repository.  The bottom line is, if we discover a package to be truly non-free, then it will have to be dropped.  This is the main difference between us and the guys at Ubuntu.

Hope this helps.



On 06/06/07, Lee McCafferty <address@hidden> wrote:
I have written an outline of how I have so far documented the checking
of the /main/f/ section of the package list in the wiki. This can be
found at I have also
linked to this page from the Freedom Verification FAQ which can be found

Obviously this is just describing how I have been doing it so far. Any
improvements to technique and/or efficiency are of course welcome.

I have not so far come across any suspected non-free package.Apart from
reporting them on the "suspected non-free" wiki page and e-mailing this
list if and when one is discovered, I don't know what to do about it -
any suggestions?


Lee McCafferty <address@hidden>

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