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Re: [MBF]: json_checker testsuite, likely licensed "Good not Evil"

On Mon, Oct 10, 2016 at 8:30 PM, Tobias Frost <tobi@debian.org> wrote:
> Dear Developers,
> while packaging an updated version of one of my packages which included
> now rapidjson I became aware that this library includes the test suite
> date of http://json.org/JSON_checker/. While there is no license on the
> testsuite.zip, json_checker is licensed by json.org with the infamous
> clause "The Software shall be used for Good, not Evil."
> and I believe the testdata is covered under the same license "best
> case", (worst case not licensed at all.
> For rapidjson [1] I filed #840333, but afterwards I checked also
> codesearch.debian.net for one of the testcases [2] and found many
> packages including it verbatim.
> I'm not sure if my assessment is right and we have a DFSG problem here,
> but if so, I guess this should be handled by extending the existing
> lintian error.

With my lintian maint hat, they are here two approach:
- autoreject based on md5sum and sha1
- autoreject based on regexp

Do you have better signature than this file ?

> Thoughts?
> [1] (where upstream is aware of it and later versions recommend to
> remove the testsuite)
> [1] https://codesearch.debian.net/search?q=%22Extra+comma%22%3A+true%2C
> +path%3Afail9.json&perpkg=1
> --
> tobi

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