non-free

Spencer spencertparkin at gmail.com
Sat Sep 17 15:56:22 UTC 2016


I see.  Well, I'm not sure what the answer should be, but I can tell you that it being "non-free" is a significant deterrent against anyone downloading and installing this or anyone's snap, or so I would think.

> On Sep 17, 2016, at 8:10 AM, √Črico P <ericoporto2008 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hello Spencer,
> 
> I may be wrong, but right now all snaps are flagged as non-free. I don't know if there's a way to tell right now if the snap is a result of open or proprietary code - and binary blobs.
> 
> The way I can think of doing this would be remotely building every snap in the same environment, away from the developer/packager, to ensure, based on the listed sources and licenses, that what this environment is grabbing to build the snap, is all indeed free open source code. There must be other forms, I don't know what's planned.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> √Črico Vieira Porto
> 
> 
> Em 17 de set de 2016 3:24 AM, "Spencer Parkin" <spencertparkin at gmail.com> escreveu:
>> At the risk of e-mailing the list again too soon (low frequency of spamage is a good policy, especially if, like me, you have a tenancy to alienate yourself from people with excessive naivity and stupidity), I wanted to ask: how can I re-assure the Ubuntu Store that my program is indeed free?  It says it's "non-free," because "[it] may contain non-free components."
>> 
>> I'm using wxWidgets, OpenGL, and boost.  I'm fairly certain those are free.  I'm not a legal expert, though.  And I can't think of anything else I might be using that would make it non-free.
>> 
>> Thoughts?
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> --Sp 
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