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Re: Apache license 1.1 for non-Apache software

Gregory Colpart <reg@evolix.fr>
> I want to package Forwards (see my ITP [1]), a non-Apache
> software under Apache License 1.1 [2]).

[2] is not the Apache License 1.1, but is Apache-1.1-like.
I think your ITP License line is incorrect.

> I read debian-legal archives to have information about 
> Apache License version 1.1. Situation seems confuse on the first
> thread [3]. This thread [4] explains there is no problem for
> Apache software under Apache License.

[3] concerns GPL-compatibility. Are you combining with GPL work?

> Note that I am intent to call my Debian package 'sork-forwards-h3'
> and with very few patches for upstream version. Note also there are
> already packages with this license in "main" : sork-passwd-h3,
> ingo1, jython, et cetera.

Have the Horde Project given written permission for that? It would
help avoid the uncertainty.

> Could you confirm me that my package will be DFSG-compliant ?

Not entirely, but it looks like it probably will be.

> [1] : http://bugs.debian.org/362652
> [2] : http://cvs.horde.org/co.php?r=
> [3] : http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2000/06/msg00103.html
> [4] : http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2003/08/msg00205.html

Hope that helps,
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