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Re: Non-free data in Poppler test suite

From: Maxime Devos
Subject: Re: Non-free data in Poppler test suite
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 23:29:28 +0200
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Marius Bakke schreef op di 28-06-2022 om 23:19 [+0200]:
> I discovered a potential freedom issue with the Poppler test suite.
> Specifically it includes a file with the CC BY-NC-ND (non-commercial)
> license:

Given that it what (some tests) are based on, this might count as
functional data and hence not covered by the ‘non-functional data’
exception of the FSDG.

OTOH, the FSDG isn't mentioned anywhere in the manual, but ‘software in
Guix is free’ is, so maybe the FSDG doesn't apply.  Though in past
discussions, the conclusion was that the FSDG applies to Guix, so maybe
the exceptions to the freeness policy just are in lack of

(No point in rehashing old rationale, but I'd like to point out this
policy isn't actually documented anywhere in Guix.)

Only one way to know sure what the writers of that page meant I think
-- contact the FSF?

> However, we failed to reach a consensus on #guix[0].  What do others
> around here think?  Should we play it safe and disable Poppler tests?
>  Raise the issue with FSF? 


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