Packaging Request #3109

[cutefish-wallpapers] Add older free version, Was: Proprietary package

gap - about 2 years ago - . Updated over 1 year ago.

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The license of the package is incorrectly listed as the generic "GPL" whilst on its repository the correct information is listed: licensed under the proprietary Unsplash License.



Updated by telur about 2 years ago

looks like generic gpl to me, maybe should be consulted with gpl expert or fsf license compliance lab.

the license status is still on debate


Updated by gap about 2 years ago

Unsplash deliberately chose to switch from CC0 to this new license for the purpose of stamping out competition with an anti-competitive license, which states unacceptable usage restrictions, so AFAICT it must be nonfree, otherwise they would have wasted their time.


Updated by avalos about 2 years ago

According to the link (, you can't sell Unsplash licensed photos without significant modifications, which by itself makes them nonfree. It also prohibits compiling photos from Unsplash to replicate a similar or competing service, which makes it even less free.


Updated by gap almost 2 years ago

Bump: the only required action is for the package to be blacklisted, but I can't because I (presumably) don't have commit access.


Updated by GNUtoo over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from unconfirmed to open
  • Subject changed from [cutefish-wallpapers] Proprietary package to [cutefish-wallpapers] Add older free version, Was: Proprietary package
  • Tracker changed from Freedom Issue to Packaging Request


I've added it to the blacklist.

Since it may have been free before, I'm moving it to Packaging requests.


Updated by gap over 1 year ago

Awesome, thank you.

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