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Re: RFS: python-plastex

On 7/24/07, Bernd Zeimetz <bernd@bzed.de> wrote:
> Your debian/copyright file is still not complete.
> First you have to mention which files are under a different
> License/Copyright. To do this, and to make sure there's no
> undistributeable stuff in there, you have to take a look at every file.
> No fun, I know :(
> For example:
> plasTeX/Base/LaTeX/allkeys.txt is from unicode.org, and at least I can't
> figure out the license properly, as the given link redirects to a page
> with several licenses. Upstream needs to fix that. Also - as far as I
> know - you need to have the written license included in the source, at
> least in some countries, as links to the www are worth nothing at court.
> plasTeX/Base/LaTeX/ent.xml - "Reuse approved as long as this
> notification is kept." - not sure if ftp-masters accept that as proper
> license. Another thing upstream should take care of, for the safety of
> their own ass.
> plasTeX/Base/LaTeX/pyuca.py - different author, no license. Another
> thing for upstream.
> plasTeX/Renderers/S5/Themes/default/ui/default/slides.js is in public
> domain, and other s5 stuff probably, too - you need to mention that in
> debian/copyright.
> plasTeX/Renderers/S5/Themes/default/ui/i18n/pretty.css - "Theme placed
> under CC by-sa 2.0 license" - that's a non-free license unfortunately.
> Needs to be removed/replaced if you want to have it in main.
> You could probably replace the theme, although I didn;t have a look, I
> guess there're  a lot of S5 themes out there - S5 rocks :)
> plasTeX/Renderers/XHTML/Themes/default/icons/lightbox.js more CC 2.5
> stuff - non-free. Although CC 2.5 is more recent than 2.0, it's still
> not free: http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2006/08/msg00008.html
> As more and more people are using lightbox it would probably be a good
> idea to contact the lightbox author, tell him about the problems with
> the CC license and DFSG (there's a nice - hopefully correct - entry
> about the DFSG in wikipedia), ad ask him to co-license it under a free
> license (see http://wiki.debian.org/DFSGLicenses) and CC. I know that
> there're several packages in Debian, which were stripped form lightbox
> because of that.
> Please check all files again, I'm not sure if I found all problems. Hope
> you get them fixed, probably together with upstream, it would be really
> good to see a free latex2html replacement in Debian.

Gosh, I didn't know there was so many problems, I have forwarded your
mail to upstream, and awaits his response. Will do a more thorough
look also.


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