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Re: Bug#92810: doc-rfc license

On Fri, Mar 01, 2002 at 10:14:54AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 01, 2002 at 03:05:23PM +0200, Dmitry Borodaenko wrote:
> > This bus is open for 11 months already (since 03 Apr 2001), and
> > doc-rfc maintainer told the world that he is not going to do
> > anything about the issue (and that was 3.5 months ago on 11 Nov
> > 2001). Thus, should this bug be dropped, or should someone contact
> > ISOC for changes in their copyright notice?
> The package maintainer is apparently unable or unwilling to apply the
> Debian Free Software Guidelines to his package.
> The package maintainer contends that "the license is clearly DFSG-free".
> The bug should not, IMO, be downgraded.  Packages with non-free
> licenses are never (knowingly) allowed in main.

I agree, and this leaves us with the only option: contact ISOC about
their copyright notice, and if within reasonable time period they do not
change it to comply with DFSG, the package should be taken over (or at
least NMUed) in order to split the non-free part out of it. Am I missing

Dmitry Borodaenko

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