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Re: Relicensing progress: etch-ignore possible? (was: Bug#393519: Thailatex upgrade fixes.)

tags 394283 etch-ignore

On Sat, Oct 28, 2006 at 07:17:16PM +0200, Frank Küster wrote:
> I'm not sure about your policies in these things, but maybe this
> progress already warrants an etch-ignore tag?

Yes, the below seems to warrant an etch-ignore tag under the stated policy.

> "Theppitak Karoonboonyanan" <thep@linux.thai.net> wrote:

> > On 10/27/06, Frank Küster <frank@kuesterei.ch> wrote:

> >> Theppitak, do you have any news on the licensing?  Just for the record
> >> and the archive, here's what you wrote to me in private:

> >> ,----
> >> | Umm.. I'm currently one of the upstream maintainers, but not the
> >> | original author, anyway. And it seems the original author has
> >> | lost interest to update it for long (before my team adopted and
> >> | maintained it). [Err.. I also need to update such info in
> >> | debian/copyright.]

> >> | I'll try my best to contact the original copyright holder, anyway.
> >> `----

> > Currently, I've got a positive response from the original author
> > (who is not working for NECTEC, the copyright holder, any more),
> > and a verbal agreement from an officer from NECTEC to ask for
> > endorsement from the authorized person.

> In other words: There is progress, but it's not yet completely clear
> whether it will actually end in a free relicensing.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
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