Re: Bug#280864: turck-mmcache: linking against php4 violates license
Ick, looks nasty. CCing upstream, because I'd hate to see it left out
of Sarge. Undistributable code is not a Good Thing (tm). Can we get
a license exemption from you and all contributors, Mr. Dmitry Stogov?
I'm not familiar with the legal side of things, so CCing Debian Legal
On Fri, 12 Nov 2004 00:27:10 -0500, Andres Salomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Package: turck-mmcache
> Severity: serious
> Turck-mmcache is GPL'd. PHP4's license is incompatible with the GPL.
> By distributing binaries of turck-mmcache linked against php4, we are
> violating turck-mmcache's license. In order to distribute this, we must
> obtain the author's (and all other copyright holders) permission to link
> against not only php4, but all the things that php4 links against that
> are incompatible w/ the GPL (openssl comes to mind). In its current
> state, without an exception clause or license change, turck-mmcache does
> not appear suitable for release with sarge.
> -- System Information:
> Debian Release: 3.1
> APT prefers unstable
> APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
> Architecture: i386 (i686)
> Kernel: Linux 2.6.9-1-686
> Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)