simutrans - license considered "too vague" by FSF
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Reference: http://libreplanet.org/wiki/List_of_software_that_does_not_respect_the_Free_System_Distribution_Guidelines#simutrans

Packages simutrans, simutrans-data, simutrans-pak64, simutrans-pak128, simutrans-makeobj uses nonfree Artistic license 1.0

mladen created this task.May 8 2017, 2:13 PM
mladen changed the title from "[FREEDOM ISSUE] simutrans, simutrans-data, simutrans-pak64, simutrans-pak128, simutrans-makeobj" to "[FREEDOM ISSUE] simutrans".May 12 2017, 10:08 PM
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mak lowered the priority of this task from "95" to "Freedom Issue".Aug 19 2017, 5:10 AM
jonas.smedegaard changed the title from "[FREEDOM ISSUE] simutrans" to "[FREEDOM ISSUE] simutrans - license too vague for FSF considering it really Free".Oct 16 2017, 10:56 AM
jonas.smedegaard changed the title from "[FREEDOM ISSUE] simutrans - license too vague for FSF considering it really Free" to "[FREEDOM ISSUE] simutrans - license considered "too vague" by FSF".Oct 16 2017, 11:11 AM
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Indeed license is considered "too vague" by FSF.
Since Debian evidently tolerates it, our only option is to block it.

Plan:

  • Fork debian-junior and debian-games to only suggest (not recommend) simutrans, and then have simutrans, simutrans-pak128.britain, and simutrans-pak64.

Forked debian-junior and debian-games now released.

@mak Please ensure that forked debian-junior and debian-games have entered green, and then block simutrans, simutrans-pak128.britain, and simutrans-pak64.

@mak please block simutrans, simutrans-pak128.britain, and simutrans-pak64,

(no packages depend on or recommend those now)

jonas.smedegaard changed the title from "[FREEDOM ISSUE] simutrans - license considered "too vague" by FSF" to "simutrans - license considered "too vague" by FSF".Oct 25 2017, 12:01 PM
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mak closed this task as "Resolved".Oct 26 2017, 9:56 PM
Will remove the following packages from landing:

 simutrans |  120.2.2-2 | source, amd64
simutrans-data |  120.2.2-2 | all
simutrans-makeobj |  120.2.2-2 | amd64
simutrans-pak128.britain |     1.17-1 | source, all
simutrans-pak64 |  120.1.2-1 | source, all

Maintainer: Debian Games Team <pkg-games-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>
Will also send CCs to: <<redacted>>

------------------- Reason -------------------
Freedom issue
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Checking reverse dependencies...
No dependency problem found.

Going to remove the packages now.
Synchrotron blacklist added: simutrans simutrans-pak128.britain simutrans-pak64

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