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Re: [gNewSense-users] x11 proto-gl license

From: Chris Andrew
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] x11 proto-gl license
Date: Sun, 3 Feb 2008 21:28:38 +0000


Thanks for bringing this to everyone's attention.  Could people reply
with any comments, as soon as possible.

Can anyone have a look at the remaining to packages to check?



On 03/02/2008, Lee McCafferty <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> I raised a bug for the x11proto-gl license :
> The license is the SGI Free Software License, which is nonfree because:
> 1. It restricts its patent license to unmodified versions.
> 2. It terminates if your use infringes copyrights or patents which are
> not SGI's.
> 3. It requires you to inform SGI of any legal problems with the
> software.
> It seems pretty unambiguous to me that the license is incompatible with
> gnewsense. I can't guess the implications of removing the offending
> software, but it seems that it is probably necessary to do so.
> Lee
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