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Re: Update to [mod_ldap for proftpd is now post-card licensed (proftpd 1.2.7+)]



On Thu, Mar 06, 2003 at 09:49:29AM +0100, Francesco P. Lovergine wrote:
> The license problem unfortunately applies to woody release, also.
> Maybe should we propose an update for this in r2? IMHO we could
> consider to add a note in its README.Debian. Unluckily, 1.2.11 is not
> functionally the same as 1.2.10, so a patch should be avoided...
> Hints?

All you need is to get a statement from the author that the re-licensing
applies retroactively; then post this information in a public place and
let the archive administrators know about it.  The version in woody will
be de facto DFSG-free, even if it doesn't look like it from its
debian/copyright file.  It won't be necessary to rev the package in
woody to "fix" the problem, since the intangible (but verifiable)
declaration of the copyright holder is all that is required.

A similar thing happened with XFree86 a while back.

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