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

Alexander Reichle-Schmehl tolimar at
Fri Jul 16 13:04:54 UTC 2010

Hi maintainers!

Am 16.07.2010 03:26, schrieb Rene Mayorga:

>> 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?
> Yes this can be remove if it needed.

Then please do so.

> But I was a bit more afraid about lib/cal.h, 
> you can check
> at that time was not a real consensus about this file, this can be removed but
> if we do we will disable some capabilities.
> What do you guys think on this? If this file is really stopped us from
> distribute boinc on main, we might want to move the package to
> non-free until all this things are solved.

The ftp-team agrees, that just the header file isn't a problem.  You may
leave them.

>>> 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.
> Great, thanks in advance for your help.

Again good news:  I don't consider that to be a problem either.  So only
remaining issue are the windows specific non-free files.  Please remove
them and re-upload.

Best regards,

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