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Re: debian status on using the PHP license for pear/pecl extensions

Ferenc Kovacs writes ("Re: debian status on using the PHP license for pear/pecl extensions"):
> Thanks, I will try to not give up.

I think this continued delay is getting rather silly.  I have heard
nothing other than these periodic pings.  Can someone explain to me
what the reason is ?  Is it just that no-one feels comfortable taking
responsibility ?

Personally I think the right thing to do would be to:
 1. publish the legal advice we have received here on this list
 2. act on it

Note that while in the general case it can be very unwise to publish
legal advice, in this situation publishing it is (according to my
reading of the advice) only to our advantage.

Even though I drafted the questions that were put to our lawyer, I
don't feel that I am entitled to simply publish this advice off my own
bat.  However, I am going to set a deadline:

I intend to publish the advice we received[1] one month from today.

I will refrain from doing this if I am asked, or advised, not to do
so, by any of the following:
 - ftpmaster
 - DPL
I will also of course refrain if I come to the conclusion for any
other reason that publishing it seems to be a bad idea.

I will redact the name and email address of the laywer at SFLC unless
they indicate to me that they are happy to be named.

Please would ftpmaster or DPL let me know by 20th February if they
think I should not publish the advice here.


[1] Specifically, this email:
  From: [ someone at SFLC ]
  To: Neil McGovern <neil@halon.org.uk>, Neil <leader@debian.org>
  CC: Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk>, 
      Debian FTP Masters <ftpmaster@ftp-master.debian.org>
  Subject: Re: PHP license questions
  Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 16:38:58 -0400
  Message-ID: <558B1562.1050502@softwarefreedom.org>

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