Bug#741196: License incompatibility below RC threshold

Niels Thykier niels at thykier.net
Thu Jan 15 17:49:55 UTC 2015

Hi FTP masters,

We have been prodded about the severity of #741196 (see below for the
prod).  However, being a license interpretation issue, we would like to
defer the judgement to you on this one (suggested in comment #39).
  You may find the mail from Russ Allbery at [1] relevant for narrowing
down the possible issue (which is AFAICT a "choice of venue" clause).

If you believe this is (or might be) a grave issue, please upgrade the
severity at your earliest convenience and notify us.

Thank you,

[1] https://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2015/01/msg00264.html

On 2015-01-07 23:50, Francesco Poli wrote:
> Dear Release Team,
> I am concerned that a license incompatibility (bug #741196 and the
> other similar bug reports against other packages) might slip through
> into the jessie release without being noticed or addressed adequately.
> Please read #741196 bug log, or, at least:
> https://bugs.debian.org/741196#5
> https://bugs.debian.org/741196#53
> https://bugs.debian.org/741196#96
> What do you think should be done?
> I am very disappointed by the lack of replies from the FTP Masters and
> by the status of this bug: it seems that nobody is addressing it in any
> way and the severity is being kept below the RC threshold (during the
> wait for an official statement that seems to never arrive).
> Looking forward to hear back from you.
> Thanks for your time.

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