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 , the
> > system thinks that the package is lintian clean...
> > 
> > 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
Ok, I've asked the former maintainer about the changes, he has sent me
this link  about packages wih similar license issues.
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 , probably packaging
it is the best solution, what do you think?