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.