Re: Sources licensed under PHP License and not being PHP are not distributable
On Tue, Jul 1, 2014, at 10:17, Matthias Urlichs wrote:
> (C) Bite the bullet and admit that when everybody else calls a color
> "light blue" which we consider to be "cyan", we might as well docuent
> that fact instead of trying to convince everybody else that they're
> wrong, even if they are, from our PoV. After all, the color stays the
> same, no matter what people call it.
> By the same token, this license is valid by force of everybody under
> the sun considering it to be valid (taking intent and all that into
> account). The chance of an author of / contributor to one of these
> packages (nobody else has any legal standing to do so) suing us for
> distributing this code is … well … I suspect that if you want to get
> a lawyer to laugh, you might as well ask them.
> So. Bottom line: Can we agree to compromise on some modification of
> (C) informally, or is a GR required?
JFTR the http://www.php.net/software page claims that software
distributed from php.net, pecl.php.net and pear.php.net distributes
software under PHP License.
This was also claimed in some private emails between me and
My conclusion is that the PHP folks do agree that the PHP License
cannot be used for software outside *.php.net, but it's perfectly OK
for stuff distributed from *.php.net.
If there's no wild disagreement from FTP Masters on this in couple
of days I will just start closing bugs on packages distributed from
1,2: smarty3 should be okay as well, it's just not yet documented there.
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