[Pkg-allegro-maintainers] Bug#533555: libdumb: Licence for DUMB v0.9.3 makes it non-free

Moritz Muehlenhoff jmm at inutil.org
Tue Feb 2 21:39:55 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 02:50:30PM +0000, Marcos Marado wrote:
> Greetings,
> The author of this package seems to think that the license  doesn't make it 
> non-free:
> "t's an obvious joke...clause 6 makes it clear that 4 and 5 are jokes and
> it's a free software license." [1]
> I think that this should be brought up to debian-legal, and if they still 
> think that the license is non-free, then they should discuss their reasoning 
> with the author (who seems open to such a discussion, and interested in 
> having libdumb as free).

debian-legal is in no way authorative in making decisions of the freeness
of software, it's just a mailing list.

If the author clarifies that this is a joke and not a license and that it
is a free license, there's no reason to question that. 

This bug can simply be closed, but I leave that to the maintainer.


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