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Bug#687693: marked as forwarded (ca-certificates: Cacert License is missing)



Your message dated Sat, 15 Sep 2012 12:35:09 -0500
with message-id <201209151235.10044.geissert@debian.org>
has caused the   report #687693,
regarding ca-certificates: Cacert License is missing
to be marked as having been forwarded to the upstream software
author(s) debian-legal@lists.debian.org

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Hi everyone,

mejiko: thanks for pointing it out, I'm forwarding your report to our 
debian-legal mailing list to seek their opinion.

On Saturday 15 September 2012 03:15:10 mejiko wrote:
[...]
> ca-certificates packeages included Cacert Root certificates.
> This certificates licensed under Cacert Root Distribution License (RDL).
[...]
> http://www.cacert.org/policy/RootDistributionLicense.php
> https://lists.cacert.org/wws/arc/cacert-policy/2012-02/msg00031.html
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/CACert_Root_Distribution_License

TL;RD; RDL looks non-free, Philipp Dunkel from CAcert says Debian is fine (to 
distribute) because of the disclaimer re the certificates included in ca-
certificates, Fedora says it is non-free.

What do the others think about it?

To me, it doesn't just seem to be a (re-)distribution issue. Rather, the 
need for an additional agreement with CAcert. 

Cheers,
-- 
Raphael Geissert - Debian Developer
www.debian.org - get.debian.net

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