Unlicensed code in upstream
I want to discribe in short what kind of problem came up when
I was thinking about packaging asc. I have already asked if
theres is anybody else doing that task at debian-devel.
So my problem is now that in the source tree of asc is a
subdirectory containing poligon triangulization code. asc
makes use of this code for displaying 3d-objects.
That triangulization code was written by someone else who
is not upstream. There is no license accompaning the code.
Upstream did write a note where he got that code from but
My question now is what should I do with that piece of code?
Do I have to rewrite it to make it legal in the sense of the
debian policy, so that the package is able to go into main?
Maybe I it is possible for me to get in contain with the
author of the code. Then I might be able to ask him to put
that code under a DSFG compliant license.
But what should I do when it is not possible for me to
accomplish that task?
Thanx in advance for beeing patient and answering my