Re: pygaim license terms not present in source
Don Armstrong wrote:
I am hoping to have the "questionable" part resolved here on
debian-legal. I did point them to those guidelines so hopefully the next
release will properly document the copyright and license.
On Sat, 03 Jun 2006, Michael Spang wrote:
I have created a package  for PyGaim. Their SourceForge project
page says that PyGaim is distributed under the GPL. There is no
mention of this, however, in the source release.
This is a bug; whether it would preclude distributing it in Debian is
a bit questionable, but they should definetly be following the
instructions given in the GPL for releasing a work under the GPL.
Indeed, it is concerning that the three developers that run this project
seem to have evaporated. Their latest release was made last December,
and last communication from one of the developers on their forum was
made in January. At this point I am still willing to move forward with
the package; I think it would be a valuable addition to Debian. If any
issues arise, I may as you say end up having to deal with them myself.
I have asked them to include a COPYING or LICENSE file in their next
release through their mailing list  and through two of the
developer's emails, but they did not respond.
This is actually slightly more worrying than the copyright issues, as
you've got a non-responsive upstream; I'd be concerned more about that
and the possibility of having to support this package unless they get
back to you. [But you probably already knew that.]