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Re: what to do, when author doesn't respond

On Sun, Aug 22, 2004 at 08:24:42AM +0200, Martin Theiß wrote:
> I've made a package for wininfo
> http://dri.freedesktop.org/Software/wininfo
> Before looking for a sponsor, I'd like to contact the author and ask him
> officially for his permission to include it in Debian, but he doesn't
> respond. The package is under a license I think is satisfying to the Debian
> policy. What to do now?

If upstream doesn't respond and license is DFSG compatible you can package
software without his permission (he agreed for that releasing this software).

However consider that if he will be still unresponsive, then you'll be
responsible for fixing bugs.


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