On Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:38:42 +0200 Markus Koschany wrote: > Am 28.03.2018 um 23:34 schrieb Francesco Poli: > > On Sat, 24 Mar 2018 15:22:12 +0100 Markus Koschany wrote: [...] > > debian-legal is more like a sort of advisory board, where licensing > > issues are discussed and analyzed. The FTP Masters are not bound to > > follow the advice, of course. > > But, whenever an issue was actually discussed on debian-legal, it is > > useful for the FTP Masters to be informed about the discussion, so that > > they can see what was said and pointed out, before making their > > decision. > > Otherwise, what's the point in having a discussion on debian-legal, if > > the FTP Masters are left unaware of it and must analyze the license > > from scratch? > > I know your involvement in debian-legal from previous discussions. Like > I said before debian-legal is a mailing list and not an authoritative > body of Debian. Of course everyone is entitled to his/her own opinion > but nevertheless in the end only the FTP masters decide whether a > license is compatible to Debian's Free Software Guidelines. It is at > least questionable why you act now, _nine_ years later.
I act now, because I have only recently noticed the current situation... [...] > >> Feel free to contact all > >> upstreams yourself though and discuss any licensing issues with them. > > > > I may try to contact the upstream developers myself, but on isolated > > voice is much less likely to be listened to than the Debian package > > maintainers with the backing of the Debian Project... > > Talk to upstream. Debian is not responsible for that. Debian may have troubles, if it distributes a GPL-licensed package linked with a GPL-incompatible library. That's why I think that solving this issue for the best is also in the interest of the Debian Project. Anyway, I tried to contact upstream, but I am failing to find a working e-mail address for Daniel Barbalace. <clearthou...@dev.java.net> has a no longer existent domain. <dbarbal...@clearthought.info> is a no longer existent address. Does anybody know how to contact Daniel Barbalace? Thanks for any help you may provide! -- http://www.inventati.org/frx/ There's not a second to spare! To the laboratory! ..................................................... Francesco Poli . GnuPG key fpr == CA01 1147 9CD2 EFDF FB82 3925 3E1C 27E1 1F69 BFFE
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