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Re: PHP License for PHP Group packages

On 10562 March 1977, Steve Langasek wrote:

>> Point 6 is broken for anything !PHP.
> No, it isn't.  The current point 6 is:
>   6. Redistributions of any form whatsoever must retain the following
>      acknowledgment:
>      "This product includes PHP software, freely available from
>      <http://www.php.net/software/>".

> It does not say "this product contains PHP", or "this product contains the
> PHP engine"; it says it includes PHP *software*, which is true, as the
> software it includes comes from the PHP Group.  So it seems to be equally
> true for PHP, and any packages implemented in PHP, if they are available
> from http://www.php.net/software/ (which PEAR is).

It says includes, which i underst[and|ood] as "PHP is in this",
which makes it broken. Ok, if one goes and takes that as "This is
software written in PHP", then yes, its ok. But well ok, i go with what
a native speaker tells me, thats usually better than my broken english. :)

>> The whole part after the last ----- line is also useless for nearly
>> anything out there, but except the first sentence they dont matter.
>> I dont think the php group really wants to take the blame for all the
>> bullshit people may produce, using one of those php licenses.
>> IMO not ok for PEAR, any random phpFOO, but of course still ok for php
>> itself.
> Why would it not be ok for PEAR?  The PHP Group is upstream for PEAR.

See above, so lets make it not ok for any random phpFOO.

bye Joerg
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