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Re: Imminent package removal request : d4x

Tom "spot" Callaway wrote :

> On Fri, 2007-08-31 at 10:37 +0200, Matthias Saou wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Unless I'm mistaken, d4x (downloader for X) is licensed under the
> > _original_ Artistic license. As such, it is not acceptable for
> > inclusion in Fedora, so should be removed.
> > 
> > I've notified the author a few weeks ago, asking him if he'd be willing
> > to switch to the clarified or 2.0 versions of the Artistic license
> > (which are acceptable for Fedora), but only got one first answer,
> > nothing since... and nothing happened.
> > 
> > So I have no other choice than to retire the package and ask rel-eng to
> > remove it from development.
> Before we pull it (which we can do), if you want to try to keep it in
> Fedora, send one last email to the upstream maintainer, letting him know
> that unless he relicenses it (either to an acceptable Artistic
> alternative, or dual licensed with something acceptable), we will be
> removing it.

I've already sent two such emails over the past few weeks, hoping
something would happen, but got no answer to those (hence "only got one
first answer", but I could have detailed).

I'll send a third now, just in case... who knows, with summer holidays
and such.


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