|From:||Matthias Urlichs <matthias-AT-urlichs.de>|
|Subject:||Re: Sources licensed under PHP License and not being PHP are not distributable|
|Date:||Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:17:04 +0200|
Hi, Steve Langasek: > Ah good, argumentum ad populum, I was getting sick of Debian having > principles anyway. > The point is that absolutely nobody else seems to be interested in this strange licensing situation. Debian itself had the "problem" for YEARS and nobody noticed. Thus, reality check #3: This license contains some strange terms that make it look like it doesn't really apply to the software it's distributed with, but QUITE OBVIOUSLY the author of the software in question thought other- wise, and there is no actual legal problem (nobody else is complaining about the license, much less threatening to revoke permissions, much less suing somebody). Thus², while we're in a reasonably good position to convince Upstream to fix that problem, filing RC bugs and thus making PHP unuseable in Debian is certainly going to be regarded as typical Debian principles-above-all overkill but unlikely to be helpful to anybody. -- -- Matthias Urlichs -- To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-devel-REQUEST@lists.debian.org with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact email@example.com Archive: https://lists.debian.org/20140626181703.GH27052@smurf.nor...
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