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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] virtualbox-ose-additions, free or not?

From: Nicolás Reynolds
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] virtualbox-ose-additions, free or not?
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 13:02:55 -0300
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

El 23/11/10 05:01, Nicolás Reynolds dijo:
> El 23/11/10 04:58, Nicolás Reynolds dijo:
> > El 23/11/10 08:10, Rubén Rodríguez Pérez dijo:
> > > > IIRC, the license for the Additions do not permit modification, 
> > > > rendering them 
> > > > nonfree.
> > > 
> > > Looks like it:
> > >
> > > 
> > > I'll add it to the blacklist.
> > 
> > Thanks for replying, but I think that applies for virtualbox PUEL,
> > which is nonfree altogether, but what about the "Open Source Edition"
> > (GPL2)?
> I guess this means a part of the ose-additions is nonfree:

borgo said:
"virtualbox-additions is an iso image with guest additions for several
operating systems (virtualbox-guest-additions in debian) and [it's]

virtualbox-ose-additions (virtualbox-ose-guest-utils and
virtualbox-ose-guest-x11 in debian) and virtualbox-ose-additions-modules
(virtualbox-ose-guest-dkms in debian) are only used inside the vm when
parabola/debian is the guest operation system. the source code for this
free imho. I think the dsfg modifications only remove the non-free
mswindows and (even free) other stuff for the source package. that stuff
doesn't get build in parabola either."

I can confirm that the only source built for virtualbox-ose-additions is
for gnu-linux guests as it's used for guest archlinux/parabola systems:

Nicolás Reynolds,
gnu/linux user #455044

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