Re: Help needed for bug 507579 (AGPL issue).
Charles Plessy <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Dear debian-legal,
> yocto-reader is a package licenced under the AGPL, and due to the novelties of
> this license there is divergence of interpretation on wether this package is
> fit for the release or not.
> Can you have a look to http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=507579
> and help to resolve the issue?
> The bug is quite short so I hope there is no need to make a summary. The main
> issues are:
> - Wether the Debian package is a modification of upstream work that fails to
> provide access to the diff and the build environment.
Upstream is also the Debian maintainer. So the question of whether
Debian is modifying the code is sufficiently fuzzy that I do not feel
comfortable saying anything definite. If someone else takes over
maintenance (e.g. QA), then they would have more work on their hands.
> - Wether it is acceptable to have html pages that include a link to a remote
for the page to work properly. In Debian parlance, this means that
yocto-reader would have to go into contrib.
the AGPL requires the source of all of the libraries that it uses.
In summary, I am unsure about the first point, but I agree with
Florian Weimer about the second point. Unfortunately, this means that
the code can not be packaged unless it is relicensed.