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Re: [PEAR-DEV] PHP License

Ian Eure <ieure@php.net> writes:

>>   6. Redistributions of any form whatsoever must retain the following
>>   acknowledgment: "This product includes PHP, freely available from
>>   <http://www.php.net/>".
>> Ouch. This means that I can't distribute a PEAR module released under
>> the PHP License without bundling in PHP itself. This makes it impossible
>> to distribute PEAR modules by themselves (i.e. not bundled with the PHP
>> language) in a deb or an rpm. :-(
> I feel that your interpretation of those clauses is overbroad and
> incorrect. The clause does not state that the product must bundle
> PHP, but that it must affix a notice to the effect that it includes
> it.

But without including PHP, it won't be, well, included, making the
statement false.  Using false statements as part of a license doesn't
seem like a very good idea to me.

Måns Rullgård

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