Re: Bug#227159: ocaml: Worse, the QPL is not DFSG-free
Sven Luther wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 14, 2004 at 09:27:07PM -0400, Walter Landry wrote:
>> Sven Luther <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> > Hello debian-legal.
>> > I don't know why, but Brian has been bothering me about claiming the
>> > QPL is non-free. I agree with the emacs thing, and am working on a
>> > solution to it when time permits, and upstream has also agreed to it in
>> > principle, so this should be solved before the now imminent (whatever
>> > this means for debian release cycle :) sarge release.
> Another question about this, if i am to remove these emacs files, is it
> ok to remove them only from the binary package, or do they need to be
> kicked out of the source tarball also.
In the *long* run non-free stuff needs to be removed from the source
However, since we believe that upstream wants to license the files under a
DFSG-free license, and there aren't *that* many changes necessary to make
the QPL DFSG-free, I don't see any reason to take such a drastic step
There are none so blind as those who will not see.