Hi all,

I'm working for a new upload of deluge[0] (bittorrent client).

The source tarball includes a GeoLite Country (binary) database by
MaxMind, which should be distributed using the license[1] below.

I've found that ktorrent (CCing to pkg-kde-extras, please CC your
replies because I'm not subscribed) uses the same DB by MaxMind, but
that license has been considered non DFSG-free two years ago by the
list[2].

Well, the actual license seems to be different from the previous one,
and in particular it probably lacks of the non DFSG-compliant text.

Doubts:
1) Is this license really suitable for distribution in main now?
2) If so, what about ktorrent? Should they update their copy of the
database in order to avoid source repackaging?

Thanks,
Cristian

[0] currently known as deluge-torrent, I'll be the new maintainer of the
package (agreed by the actual maintainer).
[1] http://www.maxmind.com/download/geoip/database/LICENSE.txt
[2] http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2006/06/msg00093.html


---License begin
There are two licenses, one for the C library software, and one for
the database.

SOFTWARE LICENSE (C library)

The GeoIP C Library is licensed under the LGPL.  For details see the
COPYING file.

OPEN DATA LICENSE (GeoLite Country and GeoLite City databases)

Copyright (c) 2008 MaxMind, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.

All advertising materials and documentation mentioning features or use
of this database must display the following acknowledgment:
"This product includes GeoLite data created by MaxMind, available from
http://maxmind.com/";

Redistribution and use with or without modification, are permitted
provided that the following conditions are met:
1. Redistributions must retain the above copyright notice, this list of
conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or
other materials provided with the distribution. 
2. All advertising materials and documentation mentioning features or
use of this database must display the following acknowledgement:
"This product includes GeoLite data created by MaxMind, available from
http://maxmind.com/";
3. "MaxMind" may not be used to endorse or promote products derived from
this database without specific prior written permission.

THIS DATABASE IS PROVIDED BY MAXMIND, INC ``AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE
DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL MAXMIND BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT,
INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
(INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR
SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION)
HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT,
STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN
ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS DATABASE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
---License end

-- 
 . ''`.  Cristian Greco - [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 : :'  : http://alioth.debian.org/~cristian-guest
 `. `'`  GPG Public Key ID: 1024D/0C095825
   `-

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: Digital signature

_______________________________________________
pkg-kde-extras mailing list
pkg-kde-extras@lists.alioth.debian.org
http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/pkg-kde-extras

Reply via email to