Re: Bug#506609: axyl: code copy of Xinha ships the ImageManager plugin released under the PHP 2.02 licence
Francesco Poli <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: [...]
> 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
> for further details.
In short, Francesco Poli believes that the name-change requirement
(not to include PHP in the name at all) is more than DFSG 4 allows.
I'm still not sure where that boundary lies - most of the times that
I've seen DFSG 4, it's been about whether a particular patch style is
acceptable, or something obviously silly like a trademark/copyright
Notwithstanding the lack of consensus about the PHP License for PHP
itself, I think we have consensus in the context of this bug.
My Opinion Only: see http://people.debian.org/~mjr/
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