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Re: ocaml, QPL and the DFSG: New ocaml licence proposal.

On Wed, Jul 28, 2004 at 02:05:28AM +0100, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 27, 2004 at 05:39:06PM -0700, Josh Triplett wrote:
> > Sven Luther wrote:
> > > Ok, after a first contact with upstream, there seems to be some informal
> > > agreement to modify the ocaml licence to the following text :
> > > 
> > >   http://svn.debian.org/viewcvs/pkg-ocaml-maint/packages/ocaml/copyright?view=markup&rev=502
> > > 
> > > Changes are :
> > > 
> > >   a) Modified clause 3a to allow for adding authors to and translation of
> > >      copyright notices.
> > > 
> > >   b) Removed clause 6c.
> > > 
> > >   c) Removed choise of venue mention in the Choice of Law.
> > 
> > Thank you very much for working to get this issue resolved.
> And no thanks for being such a fucking moron about what was a very

Assufield, as one of those who bashed (and this is probably too feeble a word)
on irc together with Branden and its crowd, you have no leason to give here,
unless it is preceded with excuses for your abysmall behavior back then.

> simple problem to fix. There is absolutely no excuse for all the
> bullshit; this should have taken five minutes, not weeks and hundreds
> of mails. The job of a maintainer is to fix their package, not waste
> everybodies time arguing that they shouldn't fix it.

Bah, i still don't believe that these two clause are really non-free. They may
be a bother and everything, but not non-free accordying to the DFSG.

Now, if you feel like solving problems in 5 minutes, could you please have a
look at the unicode.data problem, which Sylvain Legal asked about here over 6
month ago, and which didn't find an appropriate solution and has been in limbo
since then, even though it seems many other packages carry it already in main.

Sylvain, could you quickly recapitulate the issue, so Andrew can help solving
it as he so nicely volunteered to do in 5 minutes ? 


Sven Luther

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