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Old 08-29-2008, 03:30 PM
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Default Bug#497056: lsb-base: /lib/lsb/init-functions NON-DSFG Licence ?

Package: lsb-base
Version: 3.2-19
Severity: serious
Justification: Policy 2.1


Please investigate if files included in lsb-base conform to DFSG. A lincense
change to GPL would be better suited for Debian.

Policy / 2.1. The Debian Free Software Guidelines:

...
Derived Works
The license must allow modifications and derived works, and must
allow them to be distributed under the same terms as the license
of the original software.

Integrity of The Author's Source Code
The license may restrict source-code from being distributed in
modified form _only_ if the license allows the distribution of
"patch files" with the source code for the purpose of modifying
the program at build time. The license must explicitly permit
distribution of software built from modified source code. The
license may require derived works to carry a different name or
version number from the original software. (This is a
compromise. The Debian Project encourages all authors to not
restrict any files, source or binary, from being modified.)

File and Licence in question
-----------------------------

# /lib/lsb/init-functions for Debian -*- shell-script -*-
#
#Copyright (c) 2002-08 Chris Lawrence
#All rights reserved.
#
#Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
#modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
#are met:
#1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
# notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
#2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
# notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
# documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
#3. Neither the name of the author nor the names of other contributors
# may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software
# without specific prior written permission.
#
#THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR ``AS IS' AND ANY EXPRESS OR
#IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
#WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
#ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE REGENTS OR CONTRIBUTORS BE
#LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR
#CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF
#SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR
#BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY,
#WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE
#OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE,
#EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_DK.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_DK.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages lsb-base depends on:
ii ncurses-bin 5.6+20080804-1 terminal-related programs and man
ii sed 4.1.5-6 The GNU sed stream editor

lsb-base recommends no packages.

lsb-base suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information



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