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Re: PHP License for PHP Group packages



On Thu, 2 Feb 2006 16:07:34 -0800 Steve Langasek wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 02, 2006 at 10:06:43PM +0100, Francesco Poli wrote:
> > On Thu, 2 Feb 2006 10:05:03 -0500 Charles Fry wrote:
[...]
> > Please help persuading the PHP Group to fix the license once and for
> > all (at least for PHP itself and other PHP Group software, or even
> > better for every software it's applied to).
> 
> Persuade them to fix *what*?  The message you just quoted says he
> believes the license has already been fixed.

The fact is that I don't think PHP is DFSG-free (yet).
For PHP itself and for other PHP Group software, clause 4 of the PHP
license version 3.01 fails to comply with DFSG#3, as it's a restriction
on modified works which is not allowed by DFSG#4.

While we are at fixing the PHP license for PHP Group software, we should
try and fix the additional issues that appear as soon as someone applies
the PHP license to software that is not PHP itself, nor PHP Group
software...

Please, see

  http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2005/11/msg00271.html
  http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2005/11/msg00272.html

for further details...

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