[Pkg-allegro-maintainers] Bug#533555: Joke non-free clauses?

Charles Plessy plessy at debian.org
Thu Feb 25 01:03:48 UTC 2010

Le Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 02:22:19PM -0800, Don Armstrong a écrit :
> The meaning of clause 6 is rather difficult to parse and basically a
> complete lawyerbomb. Humor is fine, but humor in licenses with
> possible legal consequences isn't really something we should be
> distributing in main or contrib.

Hello everybody,

in my understanding, clause 6 means that clause 4 and 5 are a joke if we think
they are a joke, and are not a joke if we think they are not a joke.

But I would like to mention the fact that the maintainer team of libdumb is inactive:


And that although not MIA, the uploader is also not keeping up with some of
his other packages.

This would argue for a removal if there is no consensus about clause 6, however there
are a couple of packages that depend on libaldmb1:

aqwa『~』$ apt-cache rdepends libaldmb1
Reverse Depends:
  rafkill           same maintainer as libdumb
  open-invaders     no new upstream release since 2008
  libaldmb1-dev     same package as libaldmb1
  kraptor           no new upstream release since 2004
  kq                1 RC bug (non-free files), but one person
                    willing to adopt (see url below).
  kball             no new upstream release since 2004
  ballz             not in Lenny
  alex4             no new upstream release since 2008

Proposition to adopt KQ. http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-allegro-maintainers/2010-February/000299.html

So although the removal of libdumb would need the removal of packages that do
not have problems, it is an open last-ressort option that is not too disruptive
for Debian as a whole.


Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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