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Re: ITP: logcheck

Thomas Schoepf wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 29, 1999 at 10:25:32AM +0200, Rene Mayrhofer wrote:
> > PS: I have a written statement from the author that distribution with
> > Debian is permitted.
> Why do you need such a statement? Doesn't the original license permit
> distributing modified versions?
> I could be wrong, but AFAIR if Debian needs a special permission from the
> upstream author(s), we don't consider to place the software into 'main'.
Here goes the same as for portsentry. It was not clear with the license
half an year ago (I did not check the license now), so I contacted the
But it will have to go into non-free I fear.
Maybe we should try to convince the author to release it under a Debian
compatible license.


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