On Fri, Oct 08, 2010 at 05:10:01PM +0200, IOhannes m zmölnig wrote:
On 10/08/2010 04:30 PM, Reinhard Tartler wrote:

or just add the patch to debian/patches and apply at build-time...

is it allowed to fix license issues in the upstream code by applying debian/patches?

If old upstream code is still not DFSG-free (i.e. deemed unsuitable for Debian to redistribute even in source form), and upstream solved the issue by replacing it with other code which is differently licensed, then a Debian patch is not enough: We need to replace the upstream tarball with one containing only DFSG-free code.

If, on the other hand, the exact same old code has been relicensed upstream, then we need not even a patch: It is enough to clarify in debian/copyright the upstream statement on the relicensing.


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