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

  ID: 20317
  Updated by: midget@midworld.net
  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:

Hi,

Thanks for your quick answer.

Any of these licenses are acceptable.

https://wiki.debian.org/DFSGLicenses


Previous Comments:
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[2014-10-24 23:43:00] jorrit

Anything I contributed (it's not much) can be relicensed to LGPL,
BSD or MIT.

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[2014-10-24 23:24:28] midget

Hi Team,

Debian FTP Masters seems to have a final decision about packages related
to 'PHP License' [0] in Debian repositories.

   "PHP License (any version) is suitable only for software that comes
directly from 'PHP Group', that basically means only PHP (src:php5)
itself."


Debian gives several options [1]... here are:

     1. Ask upstream to re-license the software to different free
license
        - BSD or MIT/Expat is the closest one.

     2. Show that the software in question does come from "PHP Group",
        f.e. software based on src:php5 sources. Most notable example is
        src:php-json which is copy of ext/json/ adapted to libjson-c-dev
        instead of the included JSON-IS-EVIL library.

     3. We remove the source packages from Debian.



So, hereby I'm asking again for a re-licensing under BSD|MIT|whatever
compatible with GPL if it's possible before the software is permanently
removed from Debian.

Thanks in advance.



[0]
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?users=ondrej%40debian.org&tag=php-license-3.01
[1] https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=752632#50

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[2014-06-28 14:07:47] doconnor

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

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

Description:
------------
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
want.


Thanks in advance.

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