Bug#517205: cl-swank: Possible DFSG violation in xref.lisp

Evgeny M. Zubok evgeny.zubok at tochka.ru
Thu Feb 26 11:00:48 UTC 2009

Package: cl-swank
Version: 1:20080223-2
Severity: critical

The xref.lisp source has the following license:

;;; Use and copying of this software and the preparation of derivative
;;; works based on this software are permitted, so long as the following
;;; conditions are met:
;;; 	o  The copyright notice and this entire notice are included intact
;;; 	   and prominently carried on all copies and supporting documentation.
;;; 	o  No fees or compensation are charged for use, copies, or
;;; 	   access to this software. You may charge a nominal
;;; 	   distribution fee for the physical act of transferring a
;;; 	   copy, but you may not charge for the program itself. 
;;; 	o  If you modify this software, you must cause the modified
;;; 	   file(s) to carry prominent notices (a Change Log)
;;; 	   describing the changes, who made the changes, and the date
;;; 	   of those changes.
;;; 	o  Any work distributed or published that in whole or in part
;;; 	   contains or is a derivative of this software or any part 
;;; 	   thereof is subject to the terms of this agreement. The 
;;; 	   aggregation of another unrelated program with this software
;;; 	   or its derivative on a volume of storage or distribution
;;; 	   medium does not bring the other program under the scope
;;; 	   of these terms.
;;; 	o  Permission is granted to manufacturers and distributors of
;;; 	   lisp compilers and interpreters to include this software
;;; 	   with their distribution. 

Is there possible DFSG violation when xref.lisp is distributed within
cl-swank package? Last rule restricts the distribution of xref.lisp only
to lisp compilers and interpreters. I can't understand clearly, does
this item forbid us to include xref.lisp with slime (which is not lisp
compiler or interpreter)? The second rule also conflicts with DFSG in my

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i586)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-486
Locale: LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ru_RU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages cl-swank depends on:
ii  common-lisp-controller        6.17       Common Lisp source and compiler ma

cl-swank recommends no packages.

Versions of packages cl-swank suggests:
ii  slime                       1:20080223-2 Superior LISP Interaction Mode for

-- no debconf information

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