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Re: Bug#509287: squeeze-ignore for Bug #509287?



Hi Martin,

I'm still interested in having Afio in Squeeze, but I think
we had done all possible to find out the meaning of the
original author and have now a long discussion for this issue.
Unfortunately I have no news on this.

I'm still convinced that Afio is Free software even if
the 25 years old license text is not perfect. All contributors
over the last years had the same impression. Afio was and is
intended to be Free Software.

It would be a pity if it will be removed after this long
live in Debian.

I still hope for comments of other release managers or maintainers
of r-depends.


Best regards,
Erik



Martin Zobel-Helas "Martin Zobel-Helas" <zobel@debian.org>:
> Hi, 
> 
> On Tue Sep 14, 2010 at 14:24:29 +0100, Neil McGovern wrote:
> > This mail should be sent to the debian-release mailing list, copying in.
> > 
> > On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 12:32:57AM +0200, Erik Schanze wrote:
> > > please let me kindly ask for setting squeeze-ignore tag for
> > > serious Bug #509287.
> > > 
> > > Afio has a problematic license, but in my opinion it should
> > > not block the squeeze release. We collected all possible information
> > > and discussed the topic with different persons.
> > > 
> > > I'm sure it was intended as free software, even if the license
> > > is not 100% clear about that, but hey, is was 1985 and the
> > > guys did more hacking and sharing in newsgroups than developing
> > > license texts.
> > > 
> > > Over the years this changed and nowadays we have many licenses
> > > you can compare, you could get already done analysis and choose the one
> > > which fits best.
> > > 
> > > Please do not let die afio.
> > 
> > 
> > Given that this had a lenny-ignore tag and has been open since December
> > 2008, I'm not happy giving it a squeeze ignore tag. Please note that
> > this isn't a comment on if the package severity is correct or not, or
> > the interpetation of the licence means that it's free/contrib/non-free,
> > it's just that I'm not happy ignoring this issue for yet another two
> > years.
> 
> Given that we had no reaction since September 14 (more than a month from
> now), i am about to remove that package from testing in 10d from now.
> 
> Due to r-depends I will need to remove some other packages too:
> 
> * mondo
> * tob
> 


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