[Pkg-net-snmp-devel] Bug#498475: libsnmp-base ships MIB files licensed under a restrictive license

Vincent Bernat bernat at debian.org
Wed Sep 10 09:37:49 UTC 2008

Package: libsnmp-base
Version: 5.4.1~dfsg-9
Severity: serious
Justification: Policy 2.1


libsmi2-common contains a lot of MIB licensed under a restrictive
license. I did not look at all of them but many of them are from IETF
and are licensed in the same manner as the corresponding RFC.
Those RFC are non-free:
I will ask an etch-ignore tag for this bug for lenny since it is too
late for any correction.

Possible correction could be (a mix of):
 - wipe comments and description of all MIB
 - rewrite them and ship only essentials one
 - move the non essential MIB to non-free
Non solution includes:
 - don't ship them at all (the package will be unusable)
 - ship the whole package in non-free (a lot of packages will go
   into contrib and no support would be provided)

Another similar bug report will be filed against libsmi-common that has
the same problem.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR at euro, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR at euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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