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Re: RFS: QA Upload: mined - Powerful text editor with extensive Unicode and CJK support (updated package)

On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 10:03 AM, Frank Lichtenheld <djpig@debian.org> wrote:
>  Has the following lintian warnings:
>  W: mined: manpage-has-errors-from-man usr/share/man/man1/mined.1.gz 294: warning: `VL' not defined
>  W: mined: executable-not-elf-or-script ./usr/share/mined/xinitrc.mined
>  W: mined: copyright-without-copyright-notice
>  W: mined: menu-item-uses-apps-section /usr/share/menu/mined:2
>  Please fix those.

i mailed to the actual uploader [0] of mined about the copyright
holder and i got this response:
Hello Mauro,
originally (i.e. ~ 20 years ago), we took mined from the Minix
operating system which was a free academic project,
and the mined.doc file did not mention a copyright.
So no, I do not think the original author could claim a copyright.
Also he is not reachable on the net, I had already tried that
a few years ago.

While talking about the Debian package, it has not been updated for 3
years meanwhile (I'm at version 2000.14), although I sent
email notices to the packager maintainer occasionally. Would you
kindly take on the task of updating the package? Can I include you
in my update version mailing list?

Thanks a lot,
kind regards,
Thomas Wolff

So basically, besides fixing these lintian warnings, i'll do a package
of the newest version (though im not sure about adopting it, because
im not sure  if i could fix eventual bugs (im not a really good C
But about the copyright with no copyright, i got no answer, what
should i do in this case?

[0] <mined@towo.net>

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