[Dev] [Packages (i686 and x86_64) - Freedom issue #373] Lots of nonfree game-related packages in the AUR
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Wed Jul 24 01:54:20 GMT 2013
Issue #373 has been updated by israfel.
On that note, here's some more nonfree AUR packages that were reported earlier: https://labs.parabola.nu/issues/123
Freedom issue #373: Lots of nonfree game-related packages in the AUR
Priority: freedom issue
I don't know if we're blacklisting AUR packages or not, but nppangband's blacklisted, and as far as I know, it's only available from the AUR. I've found a lot of proprietary game-related packages in it, so here's a list.
zdoom and its derivatives (zdoom-svn, zandronum, zandronum-svn, gzdoom, gzdoom-svn, skulltag, and skulltag-98d) contain proprietary components. (See http://zdoom.org/wiki/License.) Another Doom sourceport, Doomsday, also uses the proprietary FMOD library.
zdoom does have an OpenAL branch, but it's not officially supported, because it only compiles on GNU/Linux. This shouldn't be a problem for us, so it should be possible to make a zdoom-libre package based off the OpenAL branch with all the proprietary components removed. I tried to do it myself, but I couldn't get it to compile. Here's a partial list of files that need to be removed or changed:
DEPENDS ON PROPRIETARY CODE
DEPENDS ON CODE THAT DEPENDS ON PROPRIETARY CODE
r_local.h (uses things)
Doomsday should be much easier to fix: while it uses FMOD, it can compile without it. I tried to make a libre PKGBUILD, but I keep getting errors- as far as I can tell, it's because it doesn't work with libpng16.
libretro-supergit contains several proprietary emulators: Final Burn Alpha, SNES9x, and SNES9x-next are all non-commercial, and VBA still contains the proprietary 2xSaImmx.asm file. libretro-fba-git, libretro-snes9x-git, and libretro-snes9x-next-git should be blacklisted, and libretro-supergit and libretro-vba-git modified.
Finally, most Angband variants, sadly, are based off an earlier, non-dual-licensed version of the source code. Here's a list:
I'll whip up some PKGBUILDS that don't contain the "freeware" sound effects (I assume they're there) for angband-git, faangband, hellband, sil, reposband-git, and sangband. Everything else uses the non-free "Angband license".
kolmafia uses the nonfree JSON, OSXAdapter, and SunGraphics programs, and is only useful with the proprietary MMO Kingdom of Loathing. I don't know if our position is that MMOs need to be free, but if so, kolmafia is also only useful with non-free software.
Finally, abandonia-menu, battle-chess, jazz-jackrabbit-2, kings-quest-1-agd-remake, kings-quest-2-agd-remake. kings-quest-3-agd-remake, legend-of-kyrandia-1, legend-of-kyrandia-2, leisure-suit-larry, quest-for-glory-2, reunion-1, space-quest-1, starwars-chess, starwars-vector-arcade, the-imagination-network, the-incredible-machine-1, and the-incredible-machine-2 all contain either nonfree data or a nonfree engine.
...Wow, that was a lot longer than I expected.
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