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Re: Bug#183672: PHP-Nuke: copyright report

> Mark Rafn wrote:
> >Also, Debian should not distribute software whose author has given an 
> >indication that he intends to retroactively change a license.  It's under 
> >question whether this is possible, but I don't want to be a test case.

On Tue, 11 Mar 2003, Hugo Espuny wrote:
> I have heard this in the thread before, but you have to help me with
> this one. From which part of copyright text you extract that?

You can't really take it from copyright text.  I only mention it because 
the author lists "change the license" as an action he might take, and it's 
unclear what he means by that.

> BTW, as far as i remember, PHP-Nuke till 6.0 has not included the evil 
> copyright addendum. So, until FB changes retroactively the copyright as 
> you suggest he is thinking about, i suppose previous versions are GPL 
> and DFSG compliant.

Technically so, but his comments seem to indicate that he thought it was a
requirement all along.  If this is the case, we should honor his wishes by
not distributing the software.
Mark Rafn    dagon@dagon.net    <http://www.dagon.net/>  

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