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Is the xdebug's non-free license necessary?



Hi.

I've been referred to xdebug on #postgresql @ freenode, but I will try
to avoid it because:

(1) It's not in Debian
(2) The license is non-free

Although the license is non-free as in annoying more then in
philosophical,

(3) It's not even in the Debian's non-free section


AFAICT, the only non-free section is:

<quote href="http://www.xdebug.org/license.php";>
4. Products derived from this software may not be called "Xdebug", nor
may "Xdebug" appear in their name, without prior written permission from
derick@xdebug.org.
</quote>

This is a PITA, 'cause this effectively prevents a package with the name
``libxdebug-php4'' in the Debian archive, bugfixes, and similar.  The
sole effect of this clause will be You'll end up with a package/fork
with a completely different name, that is pulling diffs from Your xdebug
version.  Kinda scratching Your ear with the wrong hand, isn't it?

I did a little research on google, and it seems like some past versions
were licensed under the Artistic license.  Its wording doesn't lead to
the abovementioned PITAs:

<quote href=http://www.opensource.org/licenses/artistic-license.php";>
3. You may otherwise modify your copy of this Package in any way, provided
that you insert a prominent notice in each changed file stating how and
when you changed that file [...]
</quote>

Would You consider altering the non-free clause, please?

Yours,
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