Non-free documentation in the Erlang distribution
Mon Jun 5 01:24:55 CEST 2006
It has been brought to our attention that a file currently distributed with
Erlang documentation has been deemed non-free, meaning that they should be
removed from the main repository of Debian, and most likely other
distributions like Ubuntu.
One of the file for which the problem has been confirmed is rfc3015.txt from
the Megaco documentation. See bug 365175  on Debian.
Another file is suspected to be non-free by a part of the packaging team.
implementors_guide_v6.pdf, in the same directory as the previous file, might
not be freely redistributable. The copyright  indeed seems restrictive.
If those file are not required in the distribution, it would probably be good
for a Linux packaging teams that those files got removed. We have to remove
it ourselves anyway or erlang-doc-html would have to go to the "non-free"
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