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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
as well.

Elizabeth Fong

On Fri, 12 Nov 2004 00:27:10 -0500, Andres Salomon <dilinger@voxel.net> wrote:
> Package: turck-mmcache
> Severity: serious
> Hi,
> 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)

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