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Bug#641449: marked as done (arc: Ambiguous copyright license information)

Your message dated Thu, 27 Jun 2013 04:17:58 +0000
with message-id <E1Us3eg-0003hL-Iw@franck.debian.org>
and subject line Bug#641449: fixed in arc 5.21q-1
has caused the Debian Bug report #641449,
regarding arc: Ambiguous copyright license information
to be marked as done.

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Package: arc
Version: 5.21o-2
Severity: important
User: gnewsense-dev@nongnu.org
Usertags: gnewsense libreplanet

The debian/copyright file says that arc fall under the GPL. However, several
files in the package indicate that the software is in fact non-free.

a) The files arc.c and marc.c have the following (comment) lines:

printf("You may copy and distribute this program freely,");
printf(" provided that:\n");
printf(" 1) No fee is charged for such copying and");
printf(" distribution, and\n");
printf(" 2) It is distributed ONLY in its original,");
printf(" unmodified state.\n\n");

b) The Readme file says:

"...this program may be distributed freely so long as you don't
modify it in any way. You may not charge for distributing it. ..."

c) File Arc521.doc contains:

"1) No fee may be charged for such copying and

2) ARC may ONLY be distributed in its original,
   unmodified state.

3) ARC may *not* be distributed, in whole or in part, as
   part of any commercial product or service without
   the express written permission of System
   Enhancement Associates.
You may not use this product in a commercial
environment or a governmental organization without
paying a license fee of $35.
The use of ARC in a commercial environment or government organization
is granted under the following terms:

1.  Payment of the license fee must be made to System Enhancement
    Associates, Inc.
7.  You may *not* modify the program or charge a fee for copying or
    distributing the program or its documentation.

These terms are incompatible with the GPL and in violation of DFSG. If they are
correct then arc should be removed from Debian. If they are not correct then
those files should be updated. I couldn't find a statement or discussion about
a license change to GPL on the Web.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.0.2
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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Source: arc
Source-Version: 5.21q-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
arc, 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 641449@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Anibal Monsalve Salazar <anibal@debian.org> (supplier of updated arc package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 13:09:45 +1000
Source: arc
Binary: arc
Architecture: source amd64
Version: 5.21q-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian QA Group <packages@qa.debian.org>
Changed-By: Anibal Monsalve Salazar <anibal@debian.org>
 arc        - Archive utility based on the MSDOS ARC program
Closes: 641449
 arc (5.21q-1) unstable; urgency=low
   * QA upload
   * New upstream version 5.21q
     Relicense under the GPL
     Closes: #641449
   * Use Hardening Options
   * Add a Homepage control field to debian/control
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 d0ae20690beb448adfe7326fab013fb1d4c72bad 79366 arc_5.21q.orig.tar.gz
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