Bug#645043: marked as done (RM: qcad -- RoM; documentation, examples and fonts are non-distributable)
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has caused the Debian Bug report #645043,
regarding RM: qcad -- RoM; documentation, examples and fonts are non-distributable
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- To: Debian Bug Tracking System <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: RM: qcad/stable -- ROM; non-distributable files
- From: Scott Howard <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 18:56:29 -0400
- Message-id: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Removal of qcad source and all binaries (qcad, qcad-doc, qcad-data) from
unstable, stable, and old-stable
1) qcad is produced by RibbonSoft and has been in Debian since 1999
2) upstream stopped maintaining the software, and Debian has been using qcad-
free  as upstream since 2009
3) recently a new project, librecad , has ported qcad to qt4 and is packaged
in debian as librecad
4) this week, RibbonSoft asked LibreCAD to stop distributing fonts, patterns,
example libraries, and documentation as they are non-free.
5) The project is advertised as GPLv2 and includes the text of the license with
the code. The header files of all source code has the GPL header, but there is
no explicit granting of GPL in the fonts, patterns, libraries, or
documentation. In face, the documentation says "All Rights Reserved"
6) Since qcad depends on qt3 (which will be removed by wheezy anyways), and
Debian is distributing non-distributable code in both binary and source
packages, it should be removed. After removal, a future upload of qcad can be
made as a transitional package recommending librecad, as per discussions on
debian-science mailing list.
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We believe that the bug you reported is now fixed; the following
package(s) have been removed from stable:
qcad | 18.104.22.168-1+090318-8 | source, amd64, armel, i386, ia64, kfreebsd-amd64, kfreebsd-i386, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390, sparc
qcad-data | 22.214.171.124-1+090318-8 | all
qcad-doc | 126.96.36.199-1+090318-8 | all
------------------- Reason -------------------
RoSRM: documentation, examples and fonts are non-distributable
Note that the package(s) have simply been removed from the tag
database and may (or may not) still be in the pool; this is not a bug.
The package(s) will be physically removed automatically when no suite
references them (and in the case of source, when no binary references
it). Please also remember that the changes have been done on the
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Packages are usually not removed from testing by hand. Testing tracks
unstable and will automatically remove packages which were removed
from unstable when removing them from testing causes no dependency
problems. The release team can force a removal from testing if it is
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Bugs which have been reported against this package are not automatically
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was superseded by another one.
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