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Re: Removal of illegal packages
Thanks for letting us know, Steve. Do you have links to any references
that confirm these claims?
On 8/16/08, Stephen Sweeney <stephen.j.sweeney%googlemail.com@localhost> wrote:
> The offending data is music, sound effects and graphics for all packages
> (blobwars, blobAndConquer, viruskiller and starfighter).
> 2008/8/16 Guus Sliepen <guus%debian.org@localhost>
>> On Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 07:02:15PM +0100, Stephen Sweeney wrote:
>> > It has been brought to my attention by a Happy Penguin regular,
>> > that the packages contain resources that are non-free and, in some
>> > cases,
>> > ripped from other games and still copyrighted. They should all be
>> > removed
>> > immediately to avoid any legal issues.
>> > It would be within the interests of all if we could get these games
>> > ASAP so that your distributions are not affected by any legal issues.
>> Thanks for notifying us! Can you send us more information regarding which
>> are non-free and in each case, in what way? If the non-free content
>> consists of
>> just for a few images or music files, the Debian way is to remove only the
>> offending content from the upstream source.
>> Met vriendelijke groet / with kind regards,
>> Guus Sliepen <guus%debian.org@localhost>
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