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Re: resolution of licensing with httperf

Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> I have been corresponding with the developer and maintainer of httperf
> [0], which I intend to adopt.  The issue was that a libssl linking
> exception was needed for the package.  They are currently making
> inquiries at HP as to how exaclty go about this from their end, but the
> deevloper and the maintainer both seem quite helpful and want to work
> this out as quickly as possible.  It looks like they will come through
> as soon as they get approval.
> My question is this:  since the package currently exists in
> oldstable/non-US, would it be possible to have the updated package
> (including OpenSSL linking exception and a recompile to link against
> libssl0.9.7) to make it into the next stable update?

No.  The window for new packages into sarge was closed long ago already.

> I think that since there is the potential for previous Woody users to
> have had the package installed and then still have it present after an
> upgrade to Sarge.  In the (unlikely event) that security updates become
> necessary to httperf, the Sarge users won't get them.

True, but that's the case with the other packages that were removed
due to maintainer inactivity or whatever as well.  We'll have to
take that risk.



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