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Re: Clarification regarding PHP License and DFSG status

My big concern at this time is not how Debian comes down on the PHP
License with respect to PHP (and by implication the Pear Group).

I am just trying to insist that if we accept this license as valid for
PHP, then I don't see how we can reject it for use by the Pear Group.
Does that part sound reasonable?


-----Original Message-----
> From: Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>
> Subject: Re: Clarification regarding PHP License and DFSG status
> Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2005 16:33:40 -0500
> To: debian-legal@lists.debian.org
> Cc: debian@frogcircus.org
> Mail-Followup-To: debian-legal@lists.debian.org, debian@frogcircus.org
> Mail-Copies-To: nobody
> On Wed, Dec 21, 2005 at 04:07:15PM -0500, Charles Fry wrote:
> > Does anyone have any objections to my claims here? If not, then I will
> > request that new Pear packages using the PHP License be accepted, and
> > I'll close the current RC bugs against Pear packages licenced under the
> > PHP License if they upgrade to the most recent version.
> I think your interpretation of the text is contrived to try to make it
> true, and I don't think it's a natural interpretation.  But I'm ambivalent
> to calling that non-free, which is why I'm not spending our time trying
> to come to agreement about that.
> Actually, just the inclusion of a URL has problems: domains are lost and
> links are broken, and this text--and tons of others--may well be untrue
> ten years from now, when the link breaks and nobody is permitted to fix
> it.  That might even cost people money, when bugs are filed for a
> commercial product forced to include a dead link.  But there are bigger
> licensing problems in the world, and limited time to fight for them ...
> -- 
> Glenn Maynard

This will never
Come to pass
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