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Re: [gNewSense-users] KFV: how to handle COPYING?

From: Bake Timmons
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] KFV: how to handle COPYING?
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 13:21:57 -0400
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> Hmm, I don't think I made myself clear. I wasn't asking whether the
> file is free (software) or not, or whether or not it should be
> removed.
> My point is that:
> 1) according to KFV Flow (as found in
> this file is
> non-free and a bug should be raised for it. Most of know that this
> doesn't apply to COPYING, but it might confuse newbies wanting to
> help.
> 2) kfv.el doesn't provide for these kinds of files. COPYING is
> non-free [1] and the script doesn't distinguish between software and
> the rest. So technically the column "Percentage of section certified
> free" would be 0%. There should probably be an option to mark it as
> "N/A" or something.
> 3) the summary script might have problems handling values for that
> column other than those we have used up to this point.
> So I'm not saying there's a problem with freedom. I'm saying that
> there are (possibly) problems with the tools we use to verify the
> freedom of files and I would like to help solve those problems or find
> a temporary workaround for them.
> [1] "... this license document, but changing it is not allowed." So
> those terms do apply to the the file, not only to the license.

Sorry, Sam, for not getting your original point.  I'm on the case and
will help implement whatever people want, with your thoughtful
suggestion as a starting point.

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