Packaging Open Sankoré for Debian
mike.gabriel at das-netzwerkteam.de
Tue Jun 12 12:44:29 UTC 2012
Thanks for that!!!
On Di 12 Jun 2012 14:23:22 CEST Miriam Ruiz wrote:
> For the record, I've finally sent then the following message, through
> the "feedback" form on their web page:
> My name is Miriam Ruiz, and I'm an a Debian  Developer. We're
> interested in maintaining a package of the Open-Sankoré  in our
> official repositories. We already have working packages , but we
> seem to have a problem that is preventing us from being able to do it.
> Although the file Sankore-Licence.txt explicitly says that "you can
> redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the Lesser GNU
> General Public License", the headers of many of the files say "under
> the terms of the GNU General Public License", so it's quite confusing
> to know which of the licenses should apply. If it 's the case that those
> files are licensed under the LGPL license, I suggest fixing their headers.
> On the other hand, if parts of the program are distributed under the GPL,
> you might want to know that there are some incompatibilities between the
> GPL and the SSL licenses . Those imply that we cannot deliver any
> GPL'ed program linked against OpenSSL unless its license includes an
> exemption to the GPL clauses that explicitly allows us to do so.
> An example of such an exception might be something like :
> In addition, as a special exception, <the authors of the program>
> give permission to link the code of its release of <the program> with the
> OpenSSL project's "OpenSSL" library (or with modified versions of it
> that use the same license as the "OpenSSL" library), and distribute
> the linked executables. You must obey the GNU General Public License
> in all respects for all of the code used other than "OpenSSL". If you
> modify this file, you may extend this exception to your version of the
> file, but you are not obligated to do so. If you do not wish to do
> so, delete this exception statement from your version.
> Could you possibly confirm whether the whole program is licensed under the
> LGPL or, if that's not the case, do you think that it would be possible to
> modify Open Sankoré's license to add a similar statement?
> Greetings, and lots of thanks in advance,
>  http://www.debian.org/
>  http://dev.open-sankore.org/
>  http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=debian-edu/sankore.git;a=summary
>  http://people.gnome.org/~markmc/openssl-and-the-gpl.html
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