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Re: Imminent package removal request : d4x

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Matthias Saou wrote :

> 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.

Good news, everyone!

"Oh, sorry, was busy a bit.
I' try to release new version with Artistics2 license in a week.

Sorry again for delays"

Matthias

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