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Bug#509287: marked as done (afio: license is non-free)

Your message dated Sat, 04 Aug 2012 12:32:09 +0000
with message-id <E1SxdWb-0007LH-Dn@franck.debian.org>
and subject line Bug#509287: fixed in afio
has caused the Debian Bug report #509287,
regarding afio: license is non-free
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Package: afio
Version: 2.5-5
Severity: serious

the license for afio is non-free.  see /usr/share/doc/afio/copyright:

   * ------------------------------------------------------------------
   * License notice 1, covering part of this software package.
   * [Covers the original 1985 afio code]
   * Copyright (c) 1985 Lachman Associates, Inc..
   * This software was written by Mark Brukhartz at Lachman Associates,
   * Inc.. It may be distributed within the following restrictions:
   *	(1) It may not be sold at a profit.
   *	(2) This credit and notice must remain intact.
   * This software may be distributed with other software by a commercial
   * vendor, provided that it is included at no additional charge.
   * [Note: it is believed that condition 5 of the Perl "Artistic
   * License" implies the intent of restriction (1) above.]
   * --------

the core of the issue is condition (1), which discriminates against
fields of endeavor (DFSG #6).

in all actuality, the licensing issue looks quite complex:  see blog
[1] and redhat bug [2].  note that redhat's response was to remove the
package. also, cpio supposedly provides the same functionality as
afio, so it may not even be necessary to provide this package.  after
seeing the blog, the FSF declared afio non-free [3].

i'm marking this as serious for now since this is a DFSG violation,
but i can appreciate a decision to mark it lenny-ignore or to
temporarily downgrade it to important since the release is impending.

[1] http://spot.livejournal.com/303000.html
[2] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=449037
[3] http://directory.fsf.org/project/afio

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Source: afio

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

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 509287@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Jari Aalto <jari.aalto@cante.net> (supplier of updated afio package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 08:39:40 +0300
Source: afio
Binary: afio
Architecture: source amd64
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Jari Aalto <jari.aalto@cante.net>
Changed-By: Jari Aalto <jari.aalto@cante.net>
 afio       - archive file manipulation program
Closes: 509287 653497
 afio ( unstable; urgency=low
   * New maintainer (Closes: #653497).
   * New upstream release
     - Remove source code patches. Included upream.
     - Move package to archive area non-free due to license.
       See bug report for details about DFSG discussion (Closes: #509287).
   * debian/compat
     - Update to 9.
   * debian/control
     - (Build-Depends): Update to debhelper 9, remove dpatch.
     - (Section) Change from main "utils" to "non-free/utils".
     - (Standards-Version): Update to 3.9.3.
     - (Vcs-*): new headers.
   * debian/copyright
     - Upate to Format 1.0.
   * debian/{docs,manpages,install}
     - New files.
   * debian/patches
     - (10): New. Support user CFLAGS directly (hardening support).
   * debian/README.Debian
     - Delete; not needed for dpatch any more.
   * debian/rules
     - Update to dh(1).
     - Use hardened CFLAGS (release goal).
   * debian/watch
     - Disable. Code is now only in upstream Git.
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