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tomcat.deb is illegal in debian

The upstream license for tomcat is the Apache License.  The maintainer,
however, has licenses his modifications under the GPL.  However, according to
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#GPLIncompatibleLicenses, the
Apache license is not compatible with the GPL.

This means we can't distribute the tomcat deb, until such changes are
relicensed.  It also means that if the tomcat maintainer has accepted patches
on behalf of tomcat, he needs to check with the original patch submitters, as
the license of those patches is in question(are they under Apache, or GPL?).

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