Bug#375894: kiax DFSGness not taken seriously
Santiago Garcia Mantinan
manty at debian.org
Wed Jun 28 18:25:30 UTC 2006
We had a package that we knew was dfsg compliant, I had removed the lib
stuff which had several license problems because of that and then renamed it
to dfsg as we had agreed that it was dfsg compliant, now...
I found of a bad taste that a new "dfsg" package was uploaded, as I had
objected to the DFSGness of this new package, today I have looked at it more
carefully and I found out what had been said before, please somebody correct
me if I'm wrong, but...
1- the echo cancellation stuff doesn't have a license we can use to say it's
free, this has been discussed before (see Emil Stoyanov  message to the
list) and I didn't read anybody saying that it was no longer like that
2- the iLBC stuff is stil non-free as it used to be that way and it hasn't
changed its license.
Other than that, having a program include on its sources at least 4 of our
already packaged libs and use those sources to compile them statically
instead of using our tested libs seems a really bad way of packaging
So... after having a package that could go into Debian because it was free,
we have now come back to the sources that our ftp masters had rejected
because they were non-free.
This really seems nonsense to me, I don't know if I have to take this as a
joke or what, who didn't read the list or didn't at least didn't look at the
sources that he was packaging, or... I just can't explain this, please
somebody explain this for me. I had to check twice that what I was looking
at were the sources coming from
and not from the old non-free version we used to have, and in fact all
non-free stuff is in there.
I hope I'm missing something with all this, otherwise I don't know what we
are playing at, this seems completely nonsense and a Debian developer should
be more cautious with what he uploads at least once he knows there are
problems with licenses on some parts of a software.
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