[zeromq-dev] Debian packaging licensing (was Re: Debian packaging fails (Debian/Lenny, Ubuntu 9.10))

Martin Lucina mato at kotelna.sk
Sat Apr 10 11:40:21 CEST 2010


avbidder at fortytwo.ch said:
> [...]
> On Thursday 08 April 2010 19.58:08 Wolfgang Barth wrote:
> > I tried to build debian packages from the current branch master.
> I'm not sure what is on master these days (Martin?  I have posted my current 
> Debian packaging twice IIRC - was it ever applied?  I don't think I got any 
> feedback.)

My apologies for not following up on this sooner.

I would like to apply your current changes in the hg repository at
https://fortytwo.ch/hg/pkg-zeromq to the 0MQ git, but debian/copyright on
your packaging has changed as follows:

diff --git a/debian/copyright b/debian/copyright
index 3839b2d..b53076f 100644
--- a/debian/copyright
+++ b/debian/copyright
@@ -1,18 +1,105 @@
-This package was debianized by Peter Busser <peter at mirabilix.nl> on
-Tue, 15 Dec 2009 16:11:38 +0100.
+This package was debianized by
+    Adrian von Bidder <cmot at debian.org>
+    based on earlier work by Peter Busser <peter at mirabilix.nl>
-It was downloaded from http://www.zeromq.org/
+    The packaging scripts are ©2009-2010 by these authors and are distributed
+    under the GPL.


In order to apply this to the 0MQ git I need you to do the following:

1) Email me another patch against the 0MQ git which explicitly states that
the patch is licensed under the MIT license.

2) Possibly remove/change the "are distributed under the GPL" above, but
I'm not sure if that's neccessary, maybe Pieter can advise?

Note that I am no licensing expert, I'm just trying to follow the "MIT
license for contributions" policy as described by iMatix in the Licensing
FAQ and also here:


Further, you can leave hgpkg out of the patch altogether since that doesn't
need to be in the 0MQ git.



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