Re: Tremulous packages
"Francesco Poli" <email@example.com> wrote in message
A simple clarification from the copyright holders that they will not
be enforcing any of the problematic
clauses, along with the promise to upgrade to the newer versions of CC
when possible should qualify them
as free. (We let Mozilla get away with this durring the
tre-licencing). So simply get the clarification.
I don't see any similarities with the Mozilla case: Mozilla has been
going through a slow and difficult relicensing process from a non-free
status to a DFSG-free one.
Debian waited until the process ended.
I'm pretty sure Debian did not wait until the process ended.
If it had, Firefox would have only entered Debian around a month ago.
The similaries may be somewhat limited, but the underlying idea is the same:
some or all of the work is under a licence that is not free, but upstream
has assured us that they
are trying to change the licence of the work to one that is free, and has
assured us that they do not
intend to hold the non-free terms against us before the process has been
The only real difference is that is this case, we cannot be 100% sure that
the new licences will be
DFSG-free. However, correct me if I am wrong, but I was under the impression
that CC has
acknowleged the various problems this list has found, and intends to correct
So it is more similar than it may appear.