[pkg-horde] Re: Apache license 1.1 for non-Apache software

Gregory Colpart reg at evolix.fr
Mon May 1 00:20:08 UTC 2006

On Fri, Apr 28, 2006 at 09:30:29PM +0200, Ola Lundqvist wrote:
> > 
> > - give permission to Debian project to package his softwares
> >   (like Apache Fundation for apache-1.3 woody packages [1]),
> Debian do not accept Debian specific licensing.

I agree with your opinion but my trouble was about this mail [1]:

"Debian packages of Apache are built out of source code extremely
similar to the official Apache sources (and only a handful of patches
are separately applied " [...]
"If the Apache Software Foundation complained about Debian's
practice of naming their packages apache then I'm sure Debian would do
something about it. As it stands everyone appears to be is happy. There
is certainly close interaction between Debian and Apache developers
on the mailing lists. The sources are so similar that bugs discovered by
Debian users will likely exist in official Apache sources" [...]

But I will just ask on sork list if they can switch to
indisputable DFSG-compliant license.

[1] : http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2003/08/msg00205.html

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