Re: Bug#724947: [orthanc] Non free file
On 09/30/2013 12:23 AM, bastien ROUCARIES wrote:
FPL is non dfsg: it does not allow modification.
Please move to non-free/repackage.
Thanks for your bug report. I am the upstream developer of Orthanc .
I am unsure that the FPL you refer to is the same as the FPL of the
SHA-1 package by Paul E. Jones that is shipped with Orthanc . Here is
the content of the FPL from SHA-1:
"Copyright (C) 1998, 2009
Paul E. Jones <email@example.com>
Freeware Public License (FPL)
This software is licensed as "freeware." Permission to distribute this
software in source and binary forms, including incorporation into other
products, is hereby granted without a fee. THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED
'AS IS' AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE AUTHOR SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY
DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EITHER DIRECTLY OR
INDIRECTLY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING
This looks to me like a permissive MIT license. I have always thought
that this license is compatible with the FSF philosophy. This is
evidently not the same license as the so-called Foundation Public
License by Bridgethink (also nicknamed FPL), which is indeed
incompatible with the Debian Free Software Guidelines .
If you do confirm that the FPL of the SHA-1 package is incompatible with
Debian policy, I will immediately switch to another library (Orthanc
0.6.2 is to be released this week). I will most probably use boost::uuid
if this change is required.
PS: I also forward this mail to the "debian-legal" mailing list.
 http://www.libroscope.org/FPL-la-licence-libere-l-argent (in French