[Pkg-citadel-devel] citadel_7.42-1_amd64.changes REJECTED
ftpmaster at debian.org
Fri Mar 6 05:26:01 UTC 2009
REJECT: source contains incompatible licenses, and insufficient debian/copyright
I'm sorry, but at this time, I must reject this package. Here are the problems
I found with the package:
debian/copyright's mention of the GPL says version 2 or at your option
any later version. This does not seem to be accurate, and needs to be
You may redistribute and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public
License, version 3, which is included in this manual.<br>
either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
./openldap/rfc2739.schema and ./openldap/citadel.schema say:
This file is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2.
And here we have a problem. We have code which is version 3 or later,
and code which is version 2. Since version 3 is not compatible with version 2.
./citadel.h, ./threads.c, ./sysdep.c, ./messages.c say:
* See copyright.txt for copyright information.
There is no copyright.txt however.
Many of the comments in the ./modules/imap/imap_list.c (and others in
that directory) are taken verbatim from the IMAP RFCs, but there is no
mention of this anywhere. I believe this can be a problem, the RFCs
licenses are problematic. At the very least they require attribution,
but I don't believe that the material in the RFCs is redistributable.
Less important things that should also be fixed:
"Copyright: (C) 1987-2006 Citadel development team" should be extended
to 2008 (according to docs/citadel.html)
./modules/imap/serv_imap.c (and others) have, Copyright (C) 2000-2007
by Art Cancro and others. So the years for Art Cancro in
debian/copyright should be expanded.
Copyright for CRC16: (C) 2002-2003 Indigo Systems Corporation
however, crc16.c says:
Copyright (c) 1999-2003, Indigo Systems Corporation
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