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Re: Sources licensed under PHP License and not being PHP are not distributable

On 26 June 2014 12:00, Ondřej Surý <ondrej@sury.org> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I should have done this earlier before cloning the bugs, so here's
> some more background on the bugs filled.
> I did have a quite long and extensive chat with FTP Masters
> and our conclusion was that PHP License (any version) is
> suitable only for software that comes directly from "PHP Group",
> that basically means only PHP (src:php5) itself.

Can ftp-masters or you summarise the logic argumentation behind the
above conclusion?

> We have several options to do here:
> 1. Ask upstream to re-license the software to different free license
> - BSD or MIT/Expat is the closest one.
> 2. Show that the software in question does come from "PHP Group",
> f.e. software based on src:php5 sources. Most notable example is
> src:php-json which is copy of ext/json/ adapted to libjson-c-dev
> instead of the included JSON-IS-EVIL library.
> 3. We remove the source packages from Debian.
> One more note: PHP is *not* compatible with GPL[1]. If you have
> sources that combine PHP-licensed source with GPL-licenced
> source the result is not distributable. That includes linking GPL
> library to PHP licenced source (e.g. libreadline as most notable
> example of GPL library).
> While doing the copyright research I have found two such examples
> and Ansgar was that kind that he filled: #752625 and #752627
> Full list of bugs filled under this:
> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?users=ondrej%40debian.org&tag=php-license-3.01
> If you feel to dispute this please take your *well-formed* and
> *well-thought*
> arguments to debian-legal.

Why debian-legal, and not here / with you & ftp-masters ?



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