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Re: Bug#349279: tailor: _process.py seems under non-GPL license

Osamu Aoki <osamu@debian.org> wrote:
> Although /usr/share/doc/tailor/copyright states GPL for tailor package,
> this is not GPL for sure. --> problem.

This is a problem, though not all that serious.  The copyright info
must be correct.

> This license only gives permission when fee is not charged.  That seems
> to be DSFG1 violation.  Also mixing code of GPL and this seems to be
> incompatible. 

This is a fairly standard license.  The usual way of interpreting it
is that you need not pay any fees in order to copy, modify, or
distribute.  Not that you may not sell copies.  So it is GPL

> I looked further and found practically the same code is licensed under 
> # Licensed to PSF under a Contributor Agreement.
> # See http://www.python.org/2.4/license for licensing details.
> for python2.4.  (subprocess.py)  So no real issue should exist.  Thus
> marked this as "important" instead of "serious".

If the version in Debian depends on python 2.4, then this is fine.
Upstream may balk at requiring 2.4 though.  I think it is best just to
update the copyright file.


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