Bug#863082: pulseaudio: debian/copyright does not contain AGPL-3+ text, and references missing file instead

Mattia Rizzolo mattia at debian.org
Sun May 21 14:36:11 UTC 2017

Source: pulseaudio
Version: 10.0-1
Severity: serious

the copyright file has this paragraph:

|Files: src/utils/qpaeq
|Copyright: 2009  Jason Newton <nevion at gmail.com>
|License: AGPL-3+
| This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
| it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as
| published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the
| License, or (at your option) any later version.
| .
| This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
| but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
| GNU Affero General Public License for more details.
| .
| On Debian systems, the complete text of the AGPL 3 can be found in
| /usr/share/doc/pulseaudio/AGPL

This is not acceptable for our current policy for the same points:

* said file /usr/share/doc/pulseaudio/AGPL is missing, it appears to be
  compressed instead
* so /use/share/doc/pulseaudio/AGPL.gz iscompressed, and quoting the
  policy "This file must neither be compressed nor be a symbolic link"
* there are binaries shipped by src:pulseaudio which do not depend on
  the pulseaudio binary package, thus totally missing the AGPL-3 text
* policy does not consider files different than
  /usr/share/doc/<pkg>/copyright to be possible, except for a few cases
  explicitly listed there (where this is not one of those)

                        Mattia Rizzolo

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