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Re: RFS: php-xml-util (updated package, 2nd try)

On Tue, 2009-06-23 at 21:03 +0200, Jan Hauke Rahm wrote:
> > My fault, i just pasted the template suggested by the "My packages" area
> > at mentors.debian.net without checking it. As you can see at [1], the
> > system thinks that the package is lintian clean...
> > 
> > [1]
> > http://mentors.debian.net/cgi-bin/sponsor-pkglist?action=details;package=php-xml-util
> Never rely on a system you don't control. :)

Very good advice, thanks :) I've checked the upgrading_checklist for
current Standards-Version and this warning is gone.

> > What should i do to correct all this?
> Well, two possibilites:
> 1) ask the former maintainer about the license changes,
> 2) ask upstream about a clarification.
> Changing the license of someone else's code is a serious violation of
> Debian guidelines and in most states even illegal, unless you have
> permission to do so. Your job is do revert the change or get this
> permission. 

Ok, I've asked the former maintainer about the changes, he has sent me
this link [1] about packages wih similar license issues.

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=332617

I've tried to revert the changes to the original upstream license, PHP
2.0, and i get the following lintian error:

E: php-xml-util: copyright-refers-to-bad-php-license
N:    This package appears to be covered by version 2.x of the PHP
N:    which is not appropriate for anything other than PHP itself.

There is a new upstream version with BSD license [2], probably packaging
it is the best solution, what do you think?

[2] http://pear.php.net/package/XML_Util


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