[php-maint] RFS: openx

Federico Gimenez Nieto fgimenez at coit.es
Mon Jul 13 16:38:58 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-07-13 at 13:12 +0000, LI Daobing wrote:
> Hello,
> > I am looking for a sponsor for my package "openx".
> >
> > * Package name    : openx
> >  Version         : 2.8.1-1
> >  Upstream Author : copyright at openx.org
> > * URL             : http://www.openx.org
> > * License         : GPL-2
> >  Section         : web
> >
> comments:
> 1. many file is licensed under PHP license, but not documented in
> debian/copyright (e.g. lib/pear/Numbers/Words/lang.bg.php)
Sorry, i didn't notice this. Due to lintian warnings i've already added the licenses of other libraries included (xAjax and openads-api-xmlrpc), but these PHP lincenses were not reported, or i didn't know how to get this information.

> 2. PHP license is consider not compatiable with GPL
> (http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/index_html#GPLIncompatibleLicenses),
> how to deal with this problem?
It looks like, for example, the Numbers_Words module that you mentioned is still licensed with the php license in pear upstream, [1].

[1] http://pear.php.net/package/Numbers_Words

Would it be a good idea to ask upstreams for a license change? It would require to ask for the license change of the pear modules and then ask openx upstream to include these newly licensed modules.

> 3. the file in this package duplicated many files which already in
> debian (e.g. the php-pear debian package contains the files under
> lib/pear/PEAR/)
For other libraries previously reported by lintian (libphp-pclzip and smarty) that are already included in debian, i've required them as dependencies and added symlinks to the installed modules, this could be done also for these pear modules, what do you think?

Thanks a lot,

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