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Bug#393389: marked as done (Source package contains non-free IETF RFC/I-D's)

Your message dated Sun, 03 Feb 2008 21:47:05 +0000
with message-id <E1JLmg5-0005ft-Dk@ries.debian.org>
and subject line Bug#393389: fixed in libspf 0.999-1.0.0-p3.dfsg-1
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Package: libspf
Version: 0.999-1.0.0-p3-3
Severity: serious


This bug has been filed on multiple packages, and general discussions
are kindly requested to take place on debian-legal or debian-devel in
the thread with Subject: "Non-free IETF RFC/I-Ds in source packages".

It seems this source package contains the following files from the
IETF under non-free license terms:


The license on RFC/I-Ds is not DFSG-free, see:
 * http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=199810
 * http://release.debian.org/removing-non-free-documentation
 * http://wiki.debian.org/NonFreeIETFDocuments

The etch release policy says binary and source packages must each be free:
 * http://release.debian.org/etch_rc_policy.txt

The severity is serious, because this violates the Debian policy:
 * http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-archive.html#s-dfsg

There are (at least) three ways to fix this problem.  In order of

1. Ask the author of the RFC to re-license the RFC under a free
   license.  A template for this e-mail request can be found at

2. Remove the non-free material from the source, e.g., by re-packaging
   the upstream archive and adding a 'dfsg' version name to it.

3. Move the package to non-free.

I went over many packages looking for names of likely non-free files,
and there may be false positives.  If this is the case for your
package, I'm sorry for the noise.  I'll modify the scripts to take
into account false positives when I learn of them, and publish the
list of exceptions under "Known exceptions" at


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Source: libspf
Source-Version: 0.999-1.0.0-p3.dfsg-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
libspf, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/libs/libspf/libspf-dev_0.999-1.0.0-p3.dfsg-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/libs/libspf/libspf-doc_0.999-1.0.0-p3.dfsg-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/libs/libspf/libspf0_0.999-1.0.0-p3.dfsg-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/libs/libspf/libspf_0.999-1.0.0-p3.dfsg-1.diff.gz
  to pool/main/libs/libspf/libspf_0.999-1.0.0-p3.dfsg-1.dsc
  to pool/main/libs/libspf/libspf_0.999-1.0.0-p3.dfsg.orig.tar.gz
  to pool/main/libs/libspf/spfqtool_0.999-1.0.0-p3.dfsg-1_i386.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 393389@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Scott Kitterman <scott@kitterman.com> (supplier of updated libspf package)

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Format: 1.7
Date: Sun, 03 Feb 2008 15:12:07 -0500
Source: libspf
Binary: libspf-dev libspf0 libspf-doc spfqtool
Architecture: source all i386
Version: 0.999-1.0.0-p3.dfsg-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian QA Group <packages@qa.debian.org>
Changed-By: Scott Kitterman <scott@kitterman.com>
 libspf-dev - the ANSI C SPF reference library (development files)
 libspf-doc - the ANSI C SPF reference library (documentation)
 libspf0    - the ANSI C SPF reference library (runtime library)
 spfqtool   - command-line SPF query tool
Closes: 393389
 libspf (0.999-1.0.0-p3.dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low
   * QA upload.
   * Repack tarball to remove non-free IETF internet draft (Closes: #393389)
   * Document repacking process in debian/copyright
   * Remove docs/RFC/spf-draft-200405.txt from libspf-doc.docs since it's no
     longer provided
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 d5a75b773910c98801e46715df1f44dc 1228612 mail extra libspf_0.999-1.0.0-p3.dfsg.orig.tar.gz
 2b442895e22f2758812f5aa0137e5d32 7904 mail extra libspf_0.999-1.0.0-p3.dfsg-1.diff.gz
 abd937ba979587ee1826a7b891d759a8 814414 doc extra libspf-doc_0.999-1.0.0-p3.dfsg-1_all.deb
 b0b338ddba9b7df342167470b2fa07e2 32948 libdevel extra libspf-dev_0.999-1.0.0-p3.dfsg-1_i386.deb
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 acba9b8d8a841fe0a5acdcc6b03beda5 5872 mail extra spfqtool_0.999-1.0.0-p3.dfsg-1_i386.deb

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