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

Platonides platonides at gmail.com
Wed Aug 7 12:28:32 UTC 2013

On 07/08/13 10:23, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> I’m considering this issue RC.
>> 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?
> 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”?
> 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.
> bye,
> //mirabilos

Yes, it is safe to assume that the code would be GPLv2+ just as the rest 
of mediawiki.

Code by Tim Starling is available under any OSI license: 

As he is the main author of IEContentAnalyzer.php and IEUrlExtension.php 
that should clear their issue.

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