Why are some OSS packages listed as non-free?

Reinhard Tartler siretart at ubuntu.com
Thu Oct 29 12:08:40 GMT 2009

Bart Genuit <bartgenuit at gmail.com> writes:

> When I lookup Xara Extreme using dpkg-query, it is listed under
> non-free/graphics, while their website states it is OSS?

you can read the copyright statement of the package here:

short: you have to consider the licenses of all files inside the source
package. It seems that there are some file that must not be used in
commercial applications which renders the whole package non-free.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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