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Re: uploading GPLv3 packages

On Tue, 31 Jul 2007 18:52:22 -0700
Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:

> 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.  

  Sorry, I should have found this in the archives.

> Barring any adverse license interactions with related packages, GPLv3 is
> fine for main.

  Yep, though luckily for me upstream has already solved this: the plugin
interface incorporates license check and incompatible licensed plugins are
refused to load by the main program.

  Thanks for all your answers,
 Ricardo Mones
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