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Command-line tool to identify nonfree RPM packages installed on systems

vrms-rpm is a clone of the vrms tool (which scans installed packages for nonfree/proprietary software). vrms-rpm performs the same function as vrms but for systems which use RPM for package management.

In addition to listing the nonfree packages, vrms-rpm can explain why a certain package is not free software, as well as output the package summary to aid the user in finding replacements.

Users can define custom lists of licenses to check for, or use one of the bundled lists.



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This package contains images that are not licensed under the same terms as the program itself. A file in the source code contains this text stating the images' licensing information:

- images/rms-disappointed-ascii - images/rms-disappointed-icat Generated from a photograph of Richard Stallman by Anders Brenna Subject to the "Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Norway" licence Original photograph downloaded from: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Richard_Stallman_by_Anders_Brenna_01.jpg

- images/rms-happy-ascii - images/rms-happy-icat Generated from a photograph of Richard Stallman by Thesupermat Subject to the "Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported" licence

Original photograph downloaded from: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Richard_Stallman_-_Fête_de_l'Humanité_2014_-_008.jpg

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