Comments regarding boinc_6.10.58+dfsg-1_i386.changes

Alexander Reichle-Schmehl ftpmaster at
Thu Jul 15 09:11:47 UTC 2010

Hi maintainers!

I'm a bit worried about the license mixture used in your package "boinc".  For
example the following:

> Files: samples/glut/win32_util.[ch] samples/glut/win32_x11.[ch]
> Copyright: <C2><A9> 1997 Nate Robins
>            <C2><A9> 1997-1998 Mark Kilgar
> License: other
>  This program is freely distributable without licensing fees and is
>  provided without guarantee or warrantee expressed or implied.
>  This program is -not- in the public domain.

Doesn't satisfy the DFSG as it doesn't allow modifications, only distribution.
Judging from their name, they might be easily removable?

Furthermore, it seems that it mixes (L)GPL and MPL code, wich are incompatible.

> Files: *
> Copyright: <C2><A9> 2005-2008 University of California
> License: LGPL-3+
> Files: stripchart/*
> Copyright: <C2><A9> 2002 University of California at Berkeley
> License: MPL-1.0

However, as stipchart seems to be just a CGI script, I'm not sure if shipping
it with an incompatible license creates any problems.  I'll get back to you
about that issue ASAP.

Best regards,

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