|From:||Steve Langasek <vorlon-AT-debian.org>|
|Subject:||Re: Sources licensed under PHP License and not being PHP are not distributable|
|Date:||Thu, 26 Jun 2014 08:47:10 -0700|
On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 09:27:10PM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote: > > I have discussed this with ftp-masters and release team before > > filling the bugs, arguing heavily in disagreement with ftp-master's > > REJECT FAQ - the PHP License REJECT is there since 2005. > Hi Ondrej, > sorry for not having answered your email on debian-legal despite agreeing > with your point of view. Given my long history of fighting with the FTP > team, I was worried that my opinion would count peanuts or even have the > opposite effect as intended. > This said, while the PHP license is definitely a poor choice for software > that is not produced by the PHP group, I do not see how it can make the > software unredistributable. Agreed. There is nothing in these licenses that makes the software undistributable; it just requires the distributor to attach *false statements* to it as part of distribution. I have no objection to the ftp team's decision to treat this as an automatic reject on this basis - I don't think a license that requires us to make false statements is suitable for main - but it's wrong to claim that these works are undistributable. -- Steve Langasek Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS Debian Developer to set it on, and I can move the world. Ubuntu Developer http://www.debian.org/ firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
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