Re: Remove an ITP
On Thu, Dec 22, 2005 at 09:09:14PM +0100, Claudio Moratti wrote:
> On Thursday 22 December 2005 20:01, Rog?rio Brito wrote:
> > Hi, Claudio.
> > On Dec 22 2005, Claudio Moratti wrote:
> > > I sent, some time ago, two ITPs: vamps (#320067) and k9copy (#320045)...
> > Right. Since your first announcement here, I was quite pleased to know
> > that there was someone maintaing packages of these programs. I would
> > really love to see them in the Debian repository.
> > > Packages are ready, but vamps can not enter in Debian, because the
> > > upstream author don't want to make public his real identity (now in
> > > debian/copyright I've a "Vamps Admin <email>", but this solution does
> > > not follow the Debian Policy....
> > If the author is really reachable via that e-mail, I'd think that it
> > should be OK, but, unfortunately, I haven't read the sections of the
> > Policy regarding legal issues and I am certainly outdated on these
> > issues.
> The section is reported in Alexander Schmehl e-mail...
> The fact is that the holder of copyright is not a real person...
> but one friend sent me a link to a Debian discussion about a package:
> that take, as example, proftpd package... I read the debian/copyright of
> proftpd package and the copyright field is:
> * ProFTPD - FTP server daemon
> * Copyright (c) 1997, 1998 Public Flood Software
> * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
> * it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
> * the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
> * (at your option) any later version.
> Having a 'old' package that doe not have a real person as copyright holder
> gives me a chance to send k9copy and vamps package in Debian :D
Indeed, many packages aren't copyrighted by individual person[s];
check out the 'coreutils' package, the copyright of which is held by
some funky group called the 'free the software foundation'.