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Re: [Portaudio] Re: portaudio in Debian, license updates?

On Thu, Mar 02, 2006 at 08:57:55AM +0900, Junichi Uekawa wrote:

> > > I've opened bugs now, I don't know if it hasn't happened before.
> > > Please Cc' the respective bugs so that we know it's fixed either way.

> > > The possible options that I see are:

> > > 1. audacity/portaudio are removed from Debian

> > > 2. license text is modified so that it clarifies that the 'request' is
> > >    a non-binding request which is optional and not a mandatory section.

> > I'm confused.  d-legal came to the conclusion, as far as I can tell, that
> > this isn't a problem; that it would be nice to move it out of the license
> > (wishlist), or to note redundantly on their webpage that this is a request
> > (also wishlist), but this is unambiguously a non-binding request already;
> > it uses the very word "request".  Why are you opening bugs?

> License text does not explain that it is a 'wishlist'; the term
> 'request' can be binding or non-binding depending on interpretation,
> and is not a good word to use without defining the scope. That is
> where the non-clarity lies.  

I think the word "request" is pretty unambiguous.  Anyway, ambiguities
regarding the meaning of a license aren't RC bugs.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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