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Re: Bug#506609: axyl: code copy of Xinha ships the ImageManager plugin released under the PHP 2.02 licence



On Mon, 24 Nov 2008 16:09:27 +0000 MJ Ray wrote:

> Raphael Geissert wrote:
> > -legal: can a final concensus be reached on whether this licence is DFSG-free?
> 
> I'm happy to support
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2005/08/msg00128.html
> 
> To summarise:-
> 
> - unacceptable name approval restrictions for anything except PHP
> (DFSG 4);
> 
> - general non-applicability and false statements for anything other
> than PHP Group works.
> 
> Furthermore, the licence is generally vague and ambiguous and open to
> various interpretations.  It's disappointing it remains unfixed.

I agree it's disappointing that the license is still unfixed.
But I think it's not surprising at all, taking into account how few
people seem to care about PHP license issues...

I repeatedly stated my opinion on the PHP license and its unfixed
issues: I personally think that the PHP License (up to version 3.01),
fails to meet the DFSG, even for PHP itself!
However I failed to gain consensus on debian-legal about the problem:
other people seem to disagree and/or don't seem to care much.
See my analysis of the license at
http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2005/11/msg00272.html
for further details.


N.B.: the above is my own personal opinion and my usual disclaimers
apply (IANAL, TINLA, IANADD, TINASOTODP).


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