Edit report at https://pear.php.net/bugs/bug.php?id=20317&edit=1

  ID: 20317
  Updated by: daniel.oconnor@gmail.com
  Reported By: midget@midworld.net
  Summary: Would you consider changing the license to another
                     BSD style license?
  Status: Open
  Type: Feature/Change Request
  Package: Net_FTP
  Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux
  Package Version: 1.4.0a3
  PHP Version: Irrelevant
  Roadmap Versions:
  New Comment:

Throw in a pull request, shouldn't be an issue.

Previous Comments:

[2014-06-26 15:34:56] midget

Hi Team,

This software is part of the Debian archive and will be removed from
official repositories due to licensing issues (please, see below).

Would you consider changing the license to another BSD style license?

For reference see:

  * https://bugs.debian.org/752641
  * https://ftp-master.debian.org/REJECT-FAQ.html

Extracted from: https://ftp-master.debian.org/REJECT-FAQ.html

License PHP:
You have a PHP add-on package (any php script/"app"/thing, not PHP
itself) and it's licensed only under the standard PHP license. That
license, up to the 3.x which is actually out, is not really usable for
anything else than PHP itself. I've mailed our -legal list about that
and got only one response, which basically supported my view on this.
Basically this license talks only about PHP, the PHP Group, and includes
Zend Engine, so its not applicable to anything else. And even worse,
older versions include the nice ad-clause.
One good solution here is to suggest a license change to your upstream,
as they clearly wanted a free one. LGPL or BSD seems to be what they

Thanks in advance.


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