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Re: PHP License for PHP Group packages

On Sat, Feb 04, 2006 at 09:41:47AM +0100, Francesco Poli wrote:
> On Fri, 3 Feb 2006 17:46:21 -0800 Steve Langasek wrote:
> > Well, I'm still not happy about the "don't use the PHP name" clause,
> > but we seem to be ignoring that clause everywhere else at the moment. 
> > So for packages that have the PHP Group as their upstream, I think
> > it's reasonable to close the bugs *if* the packages include the new
> > license text in debian/copyright; otherwise downgrade the bug to a
> > "please update the license text" bug.

> :-?
> This sounds like "Since we have ignored this issue in the past, we must
> go on forever ignoring it, even though it *is* a DFSG-freeness issue"

No, it's "throwing these packages out of Debian as a first step in
addressing the license issue (one that not everyone agrees makes the license
non-free) would be stupid, and doing so selectively or inconsistently based
on how important to us the package is would be even moreso."

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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