[php-maint] Bug#341420: Bug#504881: Bug#504889: libapache2-mod-php5: asks for dbase support for php5, on mod-php5 and php5-cli

Raphael Geissert atomo64 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 8 23:06:59 UTC 2008

retitle 504889 please build the dbase extension
retitle 341420 code in exts/dbase is not DFSG-free
unmerge 504889
block 504881 with 504889
unblock 504881 with 341420
severity 341420 serious

2008/11/7 GaRaGeD Style <garaged at gmail.com>:
> Hi Raphael
> Correct me if I'm wrong, Debian is distributing those "unlicensed"
> files anyway, isn't that the same problem ?? Debian is potentially
> violating it anyway.

I just re-read the original licence information and noticed the following:

> Permission is granted to *distribute* and use the *sourc*e,
> documentation files and/or compiled binaries associated with dbf
> *for non-commercial use*. No charges may be made for such
> distributions.

So I'm now using the old bug to track the DFSG-freeness problems, as
it contains the old licence information.

> I wrote to the author too, to know if he's willing to change license,
> if he's willing I will send a comment to the correct bug.

You mean Brad Eacker?

> Max
> --
> $ echo "scale=1000000; 4*a(1)" | bc -l

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