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How to proceed with an ITP of questionably licensed software?

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I've filed an ITP (WNPP #252999) on some software that is licensed under the

The source does not contain anything like a COPYING or LICENSE file or
anything where the author asserts copyright over the work, or states that
it's licensed under the GPL (but Freshmeat says it is) and there is a copy
of the GPL included in the source tarball, in a file called GPL.

I've emailed the author and asked if he could add such assertions to a
subsequent release of the software, but to date I have not received a reply.

What should I do at this point? Abort packaging the software? Cobble
together a debian/copyright file from non-existent information and upload?



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