Bug#280673: apt-howto: APT HOWTO is under a non-free license
Justification: Policy 2.2.1
The Debian documentation policy (http://www.debian.org/doc/docpolicy) reads:
| All manuals of the Debian Documentation Project (DDP) will be released
| under DFSG-compliant licenses
On the other hand the APT HOWTO is released under the GNU FDL.
Debian-legal consensus about the GFDL seems quite clear: it is *not*
a license suitable for releasing DFSG-free software.
The APT-HOWTO should be relicensed under a DFSG-compliant license.
Refer to http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2004/11/msg00062.html
and the thread that follows, for further details.
I found out this license issue in Woody, but note that it still applies
to current Sid package version (22.214.171.124).
-- System Information
Debian Release: 3.0
Kernel: Linux neverland 2.4.27 #1 Mon Aug 9 23:52:28 CEST 2004 i686
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=
Versions of packages apt-howto depends on:
ii apt-howto-en 1.7.7-3 A Guide to APT (English)
ii apt-howto-es 1.7.7-3 A Guide to APT (Spanish)
ii apt-howto-it 1.7.7-3 A Guide to APT (Italian)
ii apt-howto-ko 1.7.7-3 A Guide to APT (Korean)
ii apt-howto-pl 1.7.7-3 A Guide to APT (Polish)
ii apt-howto-pt-br 1.7.7-3 A Guide to APT (Portuguese)
ii apt-howto-ru 1.7.7-3 A Guide to APT (Russian)