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Bug#513887: marked as done (qtorrent: contains non-dfsg free source code)

Your message dated Tue, 17 Feb 2009 22:52:12 +0100
with message-id <20090217215212.GA5956@pryan.ekaia.org>
and subject line Removal of qtorrent
has caused the Debian Bug report #513887,
regarding qtorrent: contains non-dfsg free source code
to be marked as done.

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Package: qtorrent
Severity: serious
Justification: Policy 2.2.1


the qtorrent/2.9.1 package currently includes some files from the
official 'BitTorrent' client which are licensed under the "BitTorrent
Open Source License version 1.0" (BTOSL 1.0).

This license is likely to be considered non-dfsg free. The problem has
been pointed out by me[0] when packaging the new version of deluge
client, which contains some similar code released under the BTOSL 1.1.
Issues with this license have been discussed previously on [1,2].

Interested source files are qtorrent-2.9.1/pyqtorrent3/BitTorrent/*.py.

Package bittorrent/3.4.2 includes similar source code from a previous
release which is released under a MIT-style license[3], but actually it
is rather unlikely that someone will be able to adapt all the code.

Further, qtorrent is obsoleted by qbittorrent[4] (written in Qt4,
actively maintained by me).

Maybe qtorrent should be removed from the archive.


[0] http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2009/01/msg00056.html
[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2005/10/msg00042.html
[2] http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2005/03/msg00181.html
[3] I guess this code has been relicensed at least three times:
    MIT-style -> BTOSL 1.0 -> BTSOL 1.1
[4] http://packages.qa.debian.org/q/qbittorrent.html

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages qtorrent depends on:
ii  python                        2.5.2-3    An interactive high-level object-o
ii  python-central                0.6.8      register and build utility for Pyt
pn  python-qt3                    <none>     (no description available)

qtorrent recommends no packages.

Versions of packages qtorrent suggests:
pn  python-psyco                  <none>     (no description available)

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--- Begin Message ---
Version: 2.9.1-6+rm

The qtorrent package has been removed from Debian so we are closing 
the bugs that were still opened against it.

For more information about this package's removal, read 
http://bugs.debian.org/514029 . That bug might give the reasons why
this package was removed, and suggestions of possible replacements.

Don't hesitate to reply to this mail if you have any question.

Thank you for your contribution to Debian.


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