Hello, On Thursday 04 November 2010 at 12:15:41, Julien Viard de Galbert wrote: > On Thu, Nov 04, 2010 at 12:11:10PM +0100, Mònica wrote: > > Hello, > > > Hello, > > > I am trying to package bluej , a Java program, but I think there is a license problem. > First have you seen the bug was merged with an other ITP  where more > discussion are in progress. Oh! I didn't see it! I looked for an ITP in , but bluej isn't there. Instead, there is a RFP in . Do these lists work? I will offer the little work I've done to this thread :-) > > This program uses a library that is not free (AppleJavaExtensions.jar). Apparently, the use of this library is only to build the MacOS version of the program. I think I could change the upstream source and achieve that the software won't be dependent on this library (now it is). But I don't know if it's worth to do it... > > > > Otherwise, the upstream source (orig.tar.gz) would include all this non-free software. > > > > Could this package be in main archive area or will it be considered as a non-free software, although I make this changes? If it is considered as non-free software, I'm not interested in packaging it... > > > > What do you do in this cases? What do you recommend? > > I think if you rebuilt a dfsg clean archive to replace the original > archive and use it for your packaging then it's suitable for main > (provided there are no other licence issue of course) > > > >  http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=585696 > 2: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=587553 > > I'm not DD so you might want to wait for other suggestion, anyway > I hope this helps. It's good to know it's possible to do :-) Thanks!  http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/being_packaged  http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/requested -- Mònica
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