[php-maint] Bug#341420: marked as done (code in exts/dbase is not DFSG-free)

Raphael Geissert atomo64 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 30 04:04:25 UTC 2008

2008/11/29 Holger Levsen <holger at layer-acht.org>:
> Hi,
> On Sunday 30 November 2008 00:56, Raphael Geissert wrote:
>> > Closes: 341420
>> Do you mind at least contacting the maintainers?
>> I find your upload very impolite.
> Huh? We are in a permanent bugsquashing party, cause we want to release lenny.

Right, but it is a DFSG-freeness issue and those take time to
*properly* resolve.

> This is a RC bugs since three weeks, so I rather think the php-maintainers
> have been unpolite leaving it open so long...

If you or anybody else has a magic trick to reach every copyright
owner out there in a matter of a couple of days then please share it
with the rest of the mere mortals out there.

We already fixed another DFSG issue a month or so ago, all we needed
was some time to properly resolve the issue.

I'm concerned about the lack of licence information other than PHP's
on those files, but the cvs doesn't contain any reference to "the full
license text of the DBF package" as stated in the bug report.

My point is: I find it very impolite to just come and upload a package
without even trying to contact the maintainers as to coordinate the
changes, without further investigation, in a DFSG purist intolerant

> regards,
>        Holger

Raphael Geissert - Debian Maintainer
www.debian.org - get.debian.net

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