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Re: Bug#445998: ITP: eaccelerator -- PHP accelerator, optimizer, and dynamic content cache

On Tue, Oct 09, 2007 at 09:24:14PM +0200, Tim Dijkstra wrote:
> On Tue, 09 Oct 2007 21:29:38 +0400
> Alexander Gerasiov <gq@cs.msu.su> wrote:
> > Package: wnpp
> > Severity: wishlist
> > Owner: Alexander Gerasiov <gq@cs.msu.su>
> > 
> > * Package name    : eaccelerator
> >   Version         :
> >   Upstream Author : eaccelerator team http://eaccelerator.net/wiki/Team
> > * URL             : http://eaccelerator.net
> > * License         : GPL
> >   Programming Lang: C
> >   Description     : PHP accelerator, optimizer, and dynamic content cache
> > Some dummy packages available for now in my repository at
> > http://gq.net.ru/debian
> >
> > I'm going to upload it after fixing some packaging issues. Feel free to
> > kick me by mail, if I'm too slow.
> Are the license issues finally solved then? Last time I checked
> binaries were not distributable, see for example:
> http://www.mailarchives.org/list/debian-devel/msg/2005/08164
> grts Tim

Also, in one of the many discussions about this piece of software it
came out that original author of turck-mmcache (the software on which
eaccelerator is based) now works for Zend.  Zend produces a proprietary
(and expensive) accelerator-sort of product for PHP.  It is doubtful
that they would enable the distribution of something that they would see
as competing with their product.

I seem to recall that the people who took over eaccelerator had it in
mind to do a complete rewrite of the eccalerator code to break any link
with turck-mmcache, allowing them to relicense eaccelerator.  If that
rewrite is complete, then the software may be distributable.  However, I
have not looked into it for quite a while.



Roberto C. Sánchez

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