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Re: [gNewSense-users] Songbird freedom

From: alexus / dotcommon
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Songbird freedom
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2010 10:43:12 +0000
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On Wed, 3 Mar 2010 03:46:10 +0000, Nuno Miguel dos Santos Baeta
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Hello!
> I use Rhythmbox to listen to music on my computer, but I want to
> convert one more co-worker from Mac OS to GNU/Linux and he wants an
> iTunes clone.  After searching, I found Songbird
> <> which runs on GNU/Linux, Mac OS and Windows,
> and it's free.  But what kind of freedom is this?  Unfortunately I've
> been unable to determine the kind of freedom of Songbird.  Could
> someone help me?

the source code seems to be licensed under the terms os GNU GPLv2

but binaries have some license "restrictions":
<quote>The license of Songbird's binary is the GPL Version 2. This license
does not grant you permission to use any of our trademarks such as the name
Songbird, our logos, and our skins  feathers.
We may release the Songbird binary under a different license in the future
but we plan to keep the vast majority, if not all, of our source code
available under a GPL license.</quote>


> BTW, If I successfully convert him, six persons will be using
> GNU/Linux (more precisely gNewSense or Ubuntu when I fail to install
> gNewSense), which means more than 10% of people are using GNU/Linux in
> my department :-)

just remember ubuntu ISN NOT a 100% free software distribution


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