Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 12:09:31 +0100 From: Martin Schulze <joey@...odrom.org> To: xvendor@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Warning: man-pages became non-free Hi, this is just a warning for those of you who shipt Free Software that is not contaminated by non-free components. The man-pages project became inherently non-free as of version 1.65 by the inclusion of POSIX manpages. It's license (not included in the package, though) permits redistribution but no modifications, which is not compatible with any idea of Free Software. Please see <http://linuxpr.com/releases/6599.html> for an official announcement of The Open Group and IEEE. For Debian I'm stripping the non-free POSIX components off of man-pages and repackage it. Thank got the manpages are collected in three directories distinct from the rest of man-pages, so stripping is not too hard. There's also a little thread on the debian-legal list, where I hoped that people would disagree with me. http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal-0402/msg00190.html Regards, Joey -- Everybody talks about it, but nobody does anything about it! -- Mark Twain
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