Adopting jack-tools

Arnout Engelen arnouten at
Sat Aug 21 22:32:49 UTC 2010

On Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 04:34:45PM +0200, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 14:44:08 (CEST), Arnout Engelen wrote:
> > Right - the README does contain a copyright line, states it's GPL and 
> > links to
> > As for not including the GPL license text, is that a problem?
> Yes, because we are effectively redistributing your work. 

(to nitpick: it's not my work, it's Rohan's - I'm just doing some packaging)

> It must be absolutely clear for any party, including the people that are 
> interested in redistributing work from us (think sidux, ubuntu or other 
> derivative distributions) what the exact redistribution terms are. 
> Otherewise there is a considerable risk that the archive admistrators decide
> to not include your work in the archive.

I'd say the README pretty clearly states jack-tools is GPL'ed - and after all,
the old now-orphaned jack-tools had the same problem and made it into Debian 

Nonetheless, as promised before, I'll prepare a patch that gets everything 
into the form recommended by GNU and ask upstream (Rohan) to apply it.

Kind regards,


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