Packaging Open Sankoré for Debian

Mike Gabriel mike.gabriel at
Tue Jun 12 12:44:29 UTC 2012

Hi Miry!

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:
> Hi,
> My name is Miriam Ruiz, and I'm an a Debian [1] Developer. We're
> interested in maintaining a package of the Open-Sankoré [2] in our
> official repositories. We already have working packages [3], 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 [4]. 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 [5]:
> """
>    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,
> Miry
> [1]
> [2]
> [3];a=summary
> [4]
> [5]  


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