Re: Bug#323533: DCC is non-free
could you please have a look on the version of DCC in sid/etch/sarge
The version of DCC in Debian is the latest version before upstream
changed its license.
On Wednesday, 17 Aug 2005, you wrote:
> Package: dcc
> Severity: serious
> First (of course) IANAL. And I could be entirely wrong (I hope so).
> It is my understanding that DCC (Distributed Checksum Clearinghouses)
> is not free because of patent issues. According to the license at
> * This agreement is not applicable to any entity which sells anti-spam
> * solutions to others or provides an anti-spam solution as part of a
> * security solution sold to other entities, or to a private network
> * which employs the DCC or uses data provided by operation of the DCC
> * but does not provide corresponding data to other users.
> * Parties not eligible to receive a license under this agreement can
> * obtain a commercial license to use DCC and permission to use
> * U.S. Patent 6,330,590 by contacting Commtouch at http://www.commtouch.com/
> * or by email to email@example.com.
> I imagine past versions of DCC do not have this clause in their
> license; however, they probably still infringe on the patent (which I
> haven't read, not do I intend on reading), and still can not be
> distributed in concordance with the DFSG.
> Is this correct? Does DCC need to be removed from Debian?
> Duncan Findlay
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