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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] [PATCH] gnu: Add ungoogled-chromium.

From: Donald Robertson
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] [PATCH] gnu: Add ungoogled-chromium.
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 20:53:04 -0500
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On 2/16/19 2:29 PM, Amin Bandali wrote:
>> I’ve attached a gzipped version of the above text file.
> Sorry, hit send too soon.  I’ve attached it to this message.

I just want to clarify something here. Not having proper license and
copyright headers on files within a project is not a bar to that program
being free software. If it was, we'd have to remove something on the
order of 80% of the Free Software Directory. It's obviously bad
practice, as it can create confusion, particularly if those files get
separated from the project. So we want people to fix that. But the
reality is that almost all the tickets I file with projects are about
missing headers because very few projects do it 100%.

If that's all we're seeing, then that in itself is not an issue in terms
of whether it can be in a fully free GNU/linux distro.

Donald R. Robertson, III, J.D.
Licensing & Compliance Manager
Free Software Foundation
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Boston, MA 02110
Phone +1-617-542-5942
Fax +1-617-542-2652 ex. 56

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