[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] licence issues with mediawiki includes/libs/ files (was Re: mediawiki_1.19.7+dfsg-1.1_amd64.changes REJECTED)

Thorsten Glaser t.glaser at tarent.de
Wed Aug 7 08:23:45 UTC 2013

I’m considering this issue RC.

On Tue, 6 Aug 2013, Joerg Jaspert wrote:

> CSSMin.php is Apache 2.0 License

This is GPLv3+ compatible whereas the rest is GPLv2+ or compatible,
which means this should be not an issue, except for needing to
document that in debian/copyright. Please correct me if I’m wrong.

> IEContentAnalyzer is non-free actually. "It may be redistributed
> without restriction" is missing some things we require for main.

Right. Tim Starling, you claim copyright on that file. Can you
please confirm which DFSG-free Open Source™ licence(s) we can
use and distribute that file under?

> JavaScriptMinifier.php is Apache,MIT,GPL,LGPL - and so falls under
> GPL, but it wouldnt be bad to list the options it offers for users
> looking into the copyright file. While you modify it anyways. :)
> jsminplus is MPL1.1 or GPL or LGPL. Please list, for completness.

Aye. These weren’t an issue for the mediawiki package before the
split (which I still don’t agree with but will only passively

I’ve got more:

IEUrlExtension.php does not have any licence at all. Is it safe
to assume it’s GPLv2+ as “all of the rest of MediaWiki”?

HttpStatus.php has no complaints ;-) it’s not code and certainly
not copyrightable.

I’ll be removing IEContentAnalyzer.php and IEUrlExtension.php
from MediaWiki in Debian within this month if I do not get
any positive feedback or a good reason to delay this.

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