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Re: deluge and GeoIP database license

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Cristian Greco schrieb:
> On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 08:09:45PM +0100, Patrick Matthäi wrote:
>> Yeah it was considered non-free. I adopted the package and fixed the
>> issues together with the upstream authors. It is fixed since I am
>> repackaging it with a "dfsg" tarball.
> I see your point here.
> I had a look at your geoip package in experimental (1.4.5.dfsg-1). You
> removed the string "All Rights Reserved" from the GeoIP database using:
> $ sed 's/ All Rights Reserved//' -i data/GeoIP.dat
> In effect, the GeoLiteCountry database used by deluge has the very same
> problem:
> $ wget http://www.maxmind.com/download/geoip/database/GeoLiteCountry/GeoIP.dat.gz
> $ gunzip GeoIP.dat.gz
> $ strings GeoIP.dat 
> GEO-106FREE 20081101 Build 1 Copyright (c) 2007 MaxMind LLC All Rights Reserved
> I guess I'll ask MaxMind for a similar permission to change the
> copyright statement and then I'll repackage the source tarball.
> Any suggestion?

At least you are free to remove it from your copy also, it is not
restricted for Debian-only (what would be non-free per DGSG).
See debian/README.Debian-source.

Anyway it would be still a RC bug if you embedde code copys in your package.

If you *realy* just need the database file (not the library itself) you
could also depend on the new geoip-database package from experimental,
which just includes the database, but I do not recommend this.

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Mit freundlichem Gruß / With kind regards,
Patrick Matthäi

E-Mail: patrick.matthaei@web.de

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