[Pkg-chromium-maint] Bug#695703: chromium-browser: includes non-free documentation (GFDL with invariant sections)

Jakub Wilk jwilk at debian.org
Tue Dec 11 20:29:52 UTC 2012

Source: chromium-browser
Version: 22.0.1229.94~r161065-3
Severity: serious
Justification: Policy 2.2.1
Usertags: gfdl

chromium-browser includes GNU libc documentation:
This documentation is under the following license:
|    Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document
| under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or
| any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with the
| Invariant Sections being "Free Software Needs Free Documentation" and
| "GNU Lesser General Public License", the Front-Cover texts being "A GNU
| Manual", and with the Back-Cover Texts as in (a) below.  A copy of the
| license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation
| License".
|    (a) The FSF's Back-Cover Text is: "You have the freedom to copy and
| modify this GNU manual.  Buying copies from the FSF supports it in
| developing GNU and promoting software freedom."

As per GR 2006-001, works licensed under GFDL with unmodifiable sections 
are not suitable for main:

Other info documents in the package might have similar license problems, 
though I didn't check them. I also suspect that no source is provided 
for at least some of them.

Jakub Wilk

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