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Re: php5-xapian: PHP licence vs GPL

* Olly Betts:

> To summarise, php5-xapian wraps the GPLv2+ licensed Xapian library for
> PHP v3.01 licensed PHP5.

The PHP license is fine if you use Xapian under the GPLv3.  The
remaining problem is the Zend license, which contains an advertizing
clause.  For historical/political reasons, the FSF does not want to
make the GPL compatible with such licenses, unfortunately.

As a workaround, you can ship php5-xapian packages from your own
server because you can make use of the system library exception.

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