[GFSD Issue] Package 'earcandy' mentions proprietary software

Categoría:informe de erro
Asignado:Sen asignar

Do apt-cache show earcandy and a proprietary software is mentioned in use cases.

Dom, 01/29/2012 - 22:03
Prioridade:normal» critical
Asignado a:anonymous» SirGrant

I'll take this one. marking as critical.

Lun, 01/30/2012 - 13:07

Also packages sipwitch and skytools mention the same proprietary software.

Sáb, 02/11/2012 - 02:52
Estado:active» patch (ready)

Ok so I have written package helpers for skytools and earcandy. I am leaving sipwitch alone because if you read the description it states:

"SIP Witch can be used on the desktop to create bottom-up secure calling networks as a free software alternative to Skype."

Simply mentioning non-free software isn't a problem. If you read the GFSD it states that we can't steer users towards non-free software (i.e. recommend it to them). Simply saying in a program description that program x is a free replacement for proprietary program y isn't steering people towards using y. However, the other two packages mentioned skype in a fashion that would condone the user using the non-free program so I have removed those references.

Here is a link to the patch on the dev mailing list.

Ven, 10/26/2012 - 18:49
Asignado a:SirGrant» upstream
Estado:patch (ready)» active

Re-assigning to upstream:



Mar, 10/30/2012 - 19:45
Título:Package 'earcandy' mentions proprietary software» [GFSD Issue] Package 'earcandy' mentions proprietary software
Mér, 02/06/2013 - 20:51
Prioridade:critical» blocking
Xov, 02/07/2013 - 05:28

The earcandy 0.9+bzr12-2 apt-cache output for 6.0 is:
Description: Sound level manager for PulseAudio
Homepage: https://launchpad.net/earcandy
Description-md5: 848320defa4c41ab7c365720edd41eb7
Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+filebug
Origin: Ubuntu

So i believe this bug can be marked as fixed, or we want to fix that for 5.5 still?

Ven, 02/08/2013 - 01:33

5.5 end-of-lifes in two months, probably not worth the hassle.

ps. I have zero authority on the subject.

Ven, 02/08/2013 - 06:27

Oh, i just clicked the homepage link of the apt-cache output, and see on their launchpad page is still such as info "Fade out music/video players on skype call" :/

Sáb, 12/20/2014 - 08:19
Versión:» 6.0
Asignado a:upstream» anonymous
Estado:active» wrong

Quidam has repeatedly declined patches such as this one from all senders. The only interpretation of this is *mentioning* proprietary or non-free software does not necessarily count as GNU FSDG (formerly) 'recommending' it or (currently) 'steer people towards.'

Therefore I'm closing this as wrong.