[Pkg-allegro-maintainers] Bug#533555: Joke non-free clauses?
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.
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
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.
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan
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