[Pkg-citadel-devel] libcitadel_7.42-1_amd64.changes REJECTED

Mike O'Connor ftpmaster at debian.org
Fri Mar 6 05:54:26 UTC 2009

Hi Maintainer,

REJECT: fix debian/copyright

I'm sorry, but I must reject this package at this time.  I found several
problems with the debian/copyright file.

./lib/xdgmime contains code from many copyright holders not mentioned
in debian/copyright.  Some examples:

 * Copyright (C) 2003  Jonathan Blandford <jrb at alum.mit.edu>

 * Copyright (C) 2004  Matthias Clasen <mclasen at redhat.com>

possibly others.


Why is there no verbatim copy of the Academic Free License?


./lib/mime_parser.c says:
 * This code is distributed under the GNU General Public License v3.

however debian/copyright states "(at your option) any later version"
which doesn't seem to be true for this file, at least


README.txt says:
 This program is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public
 License, version 3.

with no implication that "(at your option) any later version" applies.

This is also reiterated in COPYING, which says:
 LibCitadel is distributed under the GPL V3.

with no mention of "any later version".


Less important things that should be fixed.

README.txt says:
Copyright (c) 1987-2009 by the citadel.org development team.

so the years covered in the copyright notice in debian/copyright
should be extended



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