Please clarify licensing of utf8 CRAN package
I intend to package utf8 for Debian since it is needed to upgrade
another package (tibble) which is packaged for Debian to the latest
version. When Debian ftpmaster was reviewing the license statements he
stumbled upon the file src/utf8lite/LICENSE.Unicode. I admit I do not
understand for what exact file this license might apply since all those
files that are featuring an explicit copyright statement are rather
Apache-2.0 licensed as the general R code.
Could you please enlighten us about the files that have the Unicode
Thanks a lot
On Sun, Jan 14, 2018 at 08:56:04AM +0100, Andreas Tille wrote:
> to upgrade r-cran-tibble this package is needed. I noticed that the
> code (see Git) contains a file
> with an extra license. However, I don't see to what files the license
> might apply. All files I inspected are featuring the
> * Copyright 2017 Patrick O. Perry.
> * Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
> * you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
> * You may obtain a copy of the License at
> * http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
> license which is the general license of all code. Any help to fix
> the copyright would be welcome.
> Kind regards
>  https://salsa.debian.org/r-pkg-team/r-cran-utf8.git
> On Sun, Jan 14, 2018 at 03:00:10AM +0000, Chris Lamb wrote:
> > Whilst you reference Unicode in the copyright file this masks that its a
> > different license and/or a code copy. At the very least the disctinction could
> > be clarified better. Thanks!
> > (might be other issues, I stopped looking there...)
> > -- Chris Lamb <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sun, 14 Jan 2018 02:35:30 +0000
> > ===
> > Please feel free to respond to this email if you don't understand why
> > your files were rejected, or if you upload new files which address our
> > concerns.