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Re: resolution of licensing with httperf

On Mon, Jul 11, 2005 at 11:04:49PM +0200, Martin Schulze wrote:
> 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 was thinking that this wasn't really a new package, since the changes
are very minor and are mainly for the licensing issue.  Oh well.

> > 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.

Thanks for the feedback.


Roberto C. Sanchez

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