Re: [php-maint] Bug#692613: php5: non-free files in upstream tarball ("The Software shall be used for Good, not Evil")
On Mon, May 13, 2013 13:01, Ondrej Sury wrote:
> OK, it's very much annoying (since the tarball is huge and the updated
> module won't hit PHP 5.5), but I will comply.
This seems like a paper exercise which I doubt is worth our efforts.
I seems extremely unlikely that the author of the software could have a
legally valid case where a judge would positively decide that a use case
is objectively "Evil" and in violation of this license. I don't see a
practical risk to anyones freedom being in jeopardy here.
Surely it's an annoying license, so when removing it is opportune we
should do it, but in this case the potential gains (if any?) do not seem
to outweigh the cost.