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Re: Bug#387926: ITP: eaccelerator -- PHP opcode cacher and compilation optimizer



Le dim 17 septembre 2006 19:57, Pierre Habouzit a écrit :
> Le dim 17 septembre 2006 19:35, Roberto C. Sanchez a écrit :
> > On Sun, Sep 17, 2006 at 06:07:57PM +0200, Pierre Habouzit wrote:
> > > Le dim 17 septembre 2006 16:11, Pierre Habouzit a écrit :
> > > >   Upstream Author : Name <somebody@example.org>
> > >
> > > bah stupid template...
> > >
> > > reportbug should barf when such things are forgotten :|
> > >
> > > anyway the package is in NEW, and debian/copyright is ok
> >
> > Have you checked out these threads?
> >
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/05/msg00681.html
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2005/05/msg00148.html
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2005/09/msg00440.html
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2004/11/msg00078.html
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2005/01/msg00130.html
> >
> > Basically, I tried to package this more than a year ago and was
> > basically not able to finish.  So, unless the legal issues have
> > been resolved, this package will likely not be possible.  The root
> > of the problem is that the GPL is not compatible with the PHP
> > license. There is no way around it, other than a clean rewrite of
> > eacclerator by people who have not seen the mmchache-derived code.
>
> hmm, right. the thing is, the code has been rewriten for the most
> part of it, so they are not tied with the turck-mmcache copyright
> holders anymore (afaict). so maybe it's possible to discuss it with
> upstream.

here is the link that explains that: 
http://archive.eaccelerator.net/OldNews

and that has been achieved since, if I'm correct. so if this is just a 
matter of exception to be done to the GPL, I'm really sure we can work 
on it nicely.

> so basically, what has to be done? they must just explain that they
> allow anyone to build their GPL software against php, is that it ?
>
> the situations changed in the sense that we are not tied because of
> the past anymore.

-- 
·O·  Pierre Habouzit
··O                                                madcoder@debian.org
OOO                                                http://www.madism.org

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