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Re: Bug#261141: ITP: qmail-scanner -- perl script to scan mails for viruses and/or SPAM.

Dan Weber <dan@mirrorlynx.com> writes:
> Pascal Greliche wrote:

>> Package: wnpp
>> Version: N/A; reported 2004-07-23
>> Severity: wishlist
>> * Package name    : qmail-scanner
>>   Version         : 1.22
>>   Upstream Author : Jason Haar <jhaar@users.sourceforge.net>
>> * URL             : http://qmail-scanner.sourceforge.net/
>> * License         : GPL

> How can this be GPL if it depends on something incompatible with GPL?  I
> advise you send this to debian-legal.  I don't know if this can go into
> main.

It would work with anything else that uses the qmail-queue protocol, but
there are no other implementations of that particular protocol that I'm
aware of.  (It's a simple and straightforward protocol.)

What influence that has on your point, I don't know.  Note that this
program doesn't link with or directly combine with qmail; it talks to it
via a pipe.  That being said, it's probably not useful to a user of Debian
who isn't also using qmail, so maybe contrib would be the best location.

There's no problem with licensing it GPL so far as I can see, though.

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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