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Bug#569648: d4x: Difference between license in files and in COPYING file

On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 3:20 AM, Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org> wrote:
Le Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 02:52:53AM +0200, Arnaud GRANAL a écrit :
> I have bad news about this.
> Maxim is very clear about this issue:
> "You can distribute only unmodified sources." =(

Hi Arnaud,

Hi Charles,

Sorry to read this. Note that Debian actually allows that
kind of clauses, if they are accompanied by guarantees
that we can patch at build time:


This licensing, however, sounds incompatible with point 3 of the DFSG:
"Derived Works

The license must allow modifications and derived works, and must allow them to be distributed under the same terms as the license of the original software."

However, I am not sure that it is worth the effort trying to convince the
maintainer to go that way, expecially that in Debian the d4x package is
maintained by the QA team, whose task is herculean.

Dear QA team, shall we proceed with the removal of the package?

I believe you should to avoid any copyright issues.
Now this software is completely orphaned and the active user base is pretty small.

Arnaud Granal

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