[debian-mysql] [Fwd: Fwd: MySQL bug on Debian]

Christian Hammers ch at debian.org
Wed Jul 4 21:39:02 UTC 2007

Hello Stefan

On 2007-07-04 Stefan Hinz wrote:
> I've highlighted the portion that I think should make it possible (and
> fully legal) for Debian to distribute the MySQL documentation.
> Let me know if there's anything missing in our legal notice that still
> makes it impossible for Debian to distribute our docs! Otherwise, I'd
> appreciate if you could replace that nasty message in Debian with our
> (always up to date) man pages! :-)

It would probably permit Debian to distribute the man pagages *legally* but
if you read the Debian Free Software Guidelines¹ then you understand that
it cannot be considered as "free software" - or free documentation in this
case - so our FTP masters, who guard the archives license-wise, would reject
it even if I would package it.

But as soon as 5.1 loses its -beta tag it will move from experimental
into the main Debian branch. Maybe it's time enough to change the MySQL
license until then... 



¹: http://www.debian.org/social_contract#guidelines
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