Bug#463936: Source package contains non-free IETF RFC/I-D
tags 463936 +pending
On Mon, Feb 04, 2008 at 10:47:03AM +0100, Simon Josefsson wrote:
> Severity: serious
> Package: kdepimlibs
> Version: 4:4.0.0-4
> User: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Usertags: nonfree-doc rfc
> This source package contains the following files from the
> IETF under non-free license terms:
> and in the same directory also:
> The license on RFC/I-Ds is not DFSG-free, see:
> * http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=199810
> * http://release.debian.org/removing-non-free-documentation
> * http://wiki.debian.org/NonFreeIETFDocuments
> The etch release policy says binary and source packages must each be free:
> * http://release.debian.org/etch_rc_policy.txt
> The severity is serious, because this violates the Debian policy:
> * http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-archive.html#s-dfsg
> There are (at least) three ways to fix this problem. In order of
> 1. Ask the author of the RFC to re-license the RFC under a free
> license. A template for this e-mail request can be found at
> 2. Remove the non-free material from the source, e.g., by re-packaging
> the upstream archive and adding 'dfsg' to the Debian package
> version name.
> 3. Move the package to non-free.
> General discussions are kindly requested to take place on debian-legal
> or debian-devel in the thread with Subject: "Non-free IETF RFC/I-Ds in
> source packages".
I have added a prune-nonfree script to kdepimlibs so we'll remember pruning
those files and re-packing the tarball with newer upstream releases.
I won't upload a repackaged tarball so this bug won't fixed until beginning of
april when KDE 4.0.3 will be released.