Bug#309124: marked as done (policy violation of 12.5)

Andreas Metzler ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Mon Dec 25 13:27:29 UTC 2006

reassign 309124 iceape
retitle 309124 debian/copyright refers to MPL in separate file instead of including its contents
found 309124 1.0.6-1
On 2005-05-15 Steve Langasek <vorlon at debian.org> wrote:
> > mozilla includes symlink
> >  /usr/share/doc/mozilla -> /usr/share/doc/mozilla-browser
> > and depends on mozilla-browser which includes
> >  /usr/share/doc/mozilla-browser/MPL-1.1.txt.gz

> This bug was being reported because Policy (and the Sarge RC policy) says
> that the full license must be contained in
> /usr/share/doc/<package>/copyright, except for references to the common
> licenses in /usr/share/common-licenses/.  I'm not sure if providing
> additional license files in /usr/share/doc/<package>/ is an RC bug or not --
> I can't think of any reason why it should be -- but the submitter's concern
> has not been addressed, so this bug should remain open.

This is still the case in iceape. I had brought this up on the
but Mike did not want to change it:

| xulrunner was not rejected while it has the same copyright file
| scheme.  Moreover, MPL is considered non-free, so we rely on the fact
| that the mozilla products are under GPL/LGPL (or almost, for the
| branch this version of iceape is based on ; but we now know that
| everything is indeed tri-licensed) to distribute them, not on the fact
| they are under MPL. From Debian's perspective, MPL is a bonus license,
| not the main one.

Mike, please tag as wontfix if necessary.
cu andreas
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