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Bug#588551: linux-image-2.6.32-5-686: ISDN_I4L disabled

On Thu, 2010-10-07 at 11:10 +0200, Oliver wrote:
> On Wed, 06 Oct 2010, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > This is ridiculous!  What is the use of mISDN then?
> It seems to be used only for voice applications like asterisk.
> In 2008 someone was talking about mISDN ppp plugin:
> http://www.isdn4linux.de/pipermail/isdn4linux/2008-June/003459.html
> I already contact him, but he never wrote this plugin.
> > I will consider reenabling these modules for squeeze only.  However,
> > they will not be supported in any way.  Also note that ipppd is not
> > included in squeeze because it includes source code with incompatible
> > licences.
> Is it not possible to put the ipppd package into the non-free branch?

Part of the code (from the original pppd) is licenced under the 4-clause
BSD licence which includes the 'advertising clause', and part of the
code (added for ipppd) is licenced under the GPL, which does not allow
such additional conditions in derivative works.  The result is that
there is no permission to distribute binaries.  This is presumably
unintentional, and it may be possible to get the problematic code


Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

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