Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1024708
cowsay included non-free art
Last modified: 2014-01-22 14:40:01 EST
cowsay included non-free images.
This is BSD daemon ASCII art.
BSD daemon copyright license is very very restrictive, Its non-free.
1. remove non-free images and rebuild.
2. replace fedora free (Fedora acceptable licensed) images.
3. contact BSD daemon author.
4. remove fedora repos.
Blocking FE-Legal, This is license problem.
Is this ASCII art even covered under those BSD copyrights?
It does not look anything like those images of the red devil-type bitmap images listed on the the freebsd.org and mckusick.com websites.
Removing /usr/share/cowsay/daemon.cow from the RPM would be trivial, of course.
There is reasonable evidence that daemon.cow was contributed to cowsay by the copyright holder (Marshall Kirk McKusick). As such, I consider this to be free (unless proven otherwise).