On Thursday 06 July 2006 21:26, Erast Benson wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-07-06 at 19:56 +0200, Elimar Riesebieter wrote:
> > > > Will the package be orphande next time?
> > >
> > > No, depending on the outcome of the licensing issues, either the
> > > current maintainers still continue to maintain the package, or it has
> > > to be removed from Debian completely.
> > IMHO we have to have a GPL'd package.
> Hopefully, this will never be a requirement. Many people just hate GPL
> and gives their preferences to an existing OSI-approved alternatives.
The requirement for main is to have a DFSG-compliant package (the license
either could be GPL, 3-clause BSD, Apache, MIT, Artistic, ...). That is DFSG
compliance what counts here, not just OSI approval. Please read that very
FWIW, statements like 'who hates what' are far from being serious. Counter
examples exists (search for 'star+openbsd' acceptance), but noone is
interested in yet another license war </over>
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