Seeking for help to resolve the RFC licencing issue
[please keep the bug in CC in further discusions]
I completely repackaged the RFCs in order to fix most of the issues in the
doc-rfc package, but there is one which I doubt I can resolve without your
help. This is #92810 (doc-rfc: license is not DFSG-free). In that bug,
Branden Robinson explain that some RFC can be considered as free, as the
only restriction is
3. Favor or indulgence, as distinguished from right; as, a
title given one by courtesy.
but on others, one can read:
However, this document itself may not be modified in any way, such as by
removing the copyright notice or references to the Internet Society or
other Internet organizations, except as needed for the purpose of
eveloping Internet standards in which case the procedures for
copyrights defined in the Internet Standards process must be followed,
or as required to translate it into languages other than English.
I'm quite puzzeled with that issue. For now, I moved my package to non-free,
but I feel this solution as temporary. I would very appreciate if people
could help me and contact the upstream author to see if they accept to
change their licence to a lesser restrictive one, so that the package can
move into main again.
FYI, my new packages are not uploaded to debian yet since I'm not DD yet and
still in discussion with several people to sponsor it. My version can be found
Thanks for your support, Mt.
Je préfère glisser ma peau sous les draps pour le plaisir des sens ...
... que la risquer sous les drapeaux pour le prix de l'essence."
-- Raymond Devos