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Re: tomcat.deb is illegal in debian

Adam Heath wrote:

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.

Thanks for pointing this out. I have relicensed my changes under the Apache
license and will upload a fixed package in a couple of minutes after some

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?).

The only patch I have accepted was rkill() from Oskar Liljeblad
<osk@hem.passagen.se> in Tomcat's init script. I have removed the relevant
parts for the next release.

Stefan Gybas

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