Re: PHP License for PHP Group packages
On 2/4/06, Glenn Maynard <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 04, 2006 at 01:49:06AM +0100, Francesco Poli wrote:
> > Wasn't this issue solved in Apache License Version 2.0?
> The license, yes, but a quick look at /usr/share/doc/apache2/copyright
> shows some pieces that still use the old one. I havn't looked to see
> how much.
> > If this is case, the most 'critical' package that still has this kind of
> > non-freeness seems to be php...
> That's a matter of perspective, of course--Subversion is more important
> to me.
Ever heard of G/LAMP? (GNU/Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Python/Perl) PHP
has many millions of installations around the world, and is used by
admins and even users a lot. SVN is used by developers or people who
want to live on the edge, which I think is less than the number of PHP
> (By the way, though I don't think it's currently critical to the thread,
> Subversion has the restriction "nor may "Tigris" appear in their names".
> "Tigris" != "Subversion".)
> > And yes, I think it's a battle worth fighting, 'cause a DFSG-free PHP
> > would benefit Free Software and Debian users, but PHP is not DFSG-free,
> > currently...
> You're saying "this is onerous enough to make it non-free" (aka "it's a
> battle worth fighting") "because it's non-free". That's not a very
> persuasive argument. :)
> Glenn Maynard
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