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Re: Perl module licensing, the next step

On Sun, Feb 09, 2003 at 06:39:13PM -0600, Ardo van Rangelrooij wrote:
> Glenn Maynard (g_deb@zewt.org) wrote:
> > On Sun, Feb 09, 2003 at 04:25:26PM -0600, Ardo van Rangelrooij wrote:
> > > I've been contacted by Ann Barcomb (see her message below; below that is her
> > > second message to me) about the Perl module license issue.  I've put her on
> > > the Cc and would appreciate it if you could keep her on the list of recepients.
> > > 
> > > So, what information do we feed back to the Perl community in order for them
> > > to "fix" their licenses.

> > Well, there's arguments on both sides, but doesn't yet seem to be a consensus
> > on whether this is a real problem or not.  Clarifying it probably can't
> > hurt, though.

> It's also my impression there's no consensus, but what is the deciding enity in
> Debian on this matter: ftp-masters, the technical committee, ...?

The ftp-masters have veto power over packages entering the archive, be
it for technical or legal reasons.  You might be able to appeal to the
technical committee, but I doubt they would consider the matter without
some kind of consensus on debian-legal that the ftp-masters are wrong.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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