-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 MJ Ray schrieb: > Patrick Matthäi <pmatth...@debian.org> wrote: >> GeoIP is a quite usefull library for geolocation. >> It has got a stable ABI/API and upstream is normaly very helpfull with >> patches and issues. > [...] >> Currently I see only three options: >> 1) upstream decides to open his build system >> 2) we move it to contrib with all consequences >> 3) we leave it as it is > > 4) we deduce the build system by looking at the CSVs and how the > library uses the binary dat files, then junk the upstream-built > dat files. I've no idea if this is feasible, but it's another > option.
This is also an option, I have got one serious semi ACK for reverse engenierng it, but it is also on my list of "last choices". > > It seems a shame if an upstream wants a library removed from the > debian operating system and uses data files to achieve that, but > shouldn't we respect that for now? It is unacceptable for Debian and many other distributions. It is in my eyes also unacceptable for the business model of maxmind, because there *will* be less customers for their commercial database version if distributions/authors drop GeoIP support, because it is non-free. - -- /* Mit freundlichem Gruß / With kind regards, Patrick Matthäi GNU/Linux Debian Developer E-Mail: pmatth...@debian.org patr...@linux-dev.org Comment: Always if we think we are right, we were maybe wrong. */ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux) iEYEARECAAYFAkqUKKcACgkQ2XA5inpabMfvmgCfTiHxsxw0sVhi+DmnBh206nts 0nAAn3f+Qz2X/IYt/9oSKS8igw9Ji476 =AnXl -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-legal-requ...@lists.debian.org with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmas...@lists.debian.org