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Re: uploading GPLv3 packages

On Tue, Jul 31, 2007 at 08:07:17AM +0200, Ricardo Mones wrote:
> > Whether a GPLv3 work is distributable compliant with Debian's own DFSG
> > is a different matter -- and if the answer is "no", that doesn't make
> > it *illegal* for you to distribute it.

>   Indeed, but even if it's legally redistributable it may not agree to the
> DFSG, so would not qualify to be uploaded into main category of the archive,
> which is my original worry. From your answer seems this is a pending
> question, which doesn't help me to decide. 

>   FWIW I'm not asking because of a theoretical concern: the claws-mail
> upstream has moved license to GPLv3, and the next version will be probably
> released in a couple of weeks.

There have been GPLv3 packages in unstable since the day after the license
was released, and there has been analysis of the license on this list that
one of the ftpmasters participated in.  Barring any adverse license
interactions with related packages, GPLv3 is fine for main.

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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