Debian Bug report logs - #483215
texlive-latex-recommended: license status of extsizes is not documented in the upstream distribution

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Package: texlive-latex-recommended; Maintainer for texlive-latex-recommended is Debian TeX Maintainers <debian-tex-maint@lists.debian.org>; Source for texlive-latex-recommended is src:texlive-base.

Reported by: Frank Küster <frank@debian.org>

Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 20:18:02 UTC

Severity: important

Tags: upstream

Found in version texlive-base/2007-14

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Frank Küster <frank@debian.org>, Debian TeX Maintainers <debian-tex-maint@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#483215; Package texlive-latex-recommended. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Frank Küster <frank@debian.org>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Frank Küster <frank@debian.org>, Debian TeX Maintainers <debian-tex-maint@lists.debian.org>. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at submit@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Frank Küster <frank@debian.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: texlive-latex-recommended: license status of extsizes is not documented in the upstream distribution
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 22:17:06 +0200
Package: texlive-latex-recommended
Version: 2007-14
Severity: important

in http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=356853#64, the
original author agreed with the public domain license which the current
maintainer, James Kilfiger, suggested.

But after that nothing happened, I mixed up names in the mail to James
Kilfiger, and he didn't react.

We should follow up on this and make sure that a version with a proper
licensing notice is uploaded to CTAN. Preferrably by preparing an
updated readme with the license text and filelist, and sending it to
James for review, offering to do the upload.

Regards, Frank

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable'), (99, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-6-686
Locale: LANG=de_DE@euro, LC_CTYPE=de_DE@euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)

Versions of packages texlive-latex-recommended depends on:
ii  texlive-common                2007-14    TeX Live: Base component
ii  texlive-latex-base            2007-14    TeX Live: Basic LaTeX packages

Versions of packages texlive-latex-recommended recommends:
ii  latex-beamer   3.06.dfsg.1-0.1           LaTeX class to produce presentatio
ii  latex-xcolor   2.09-1                    Easy driver-independent TeX class 
ii  prosper        1.00.4+cvs.2006.10.22-1.1 LaTeX class for writing transparen
ii  texlive-latex- 2007-14                   TeX Live: Documentation files for 

Versions of packages tex-common depends on:
ii  debconf                      1.5.11etch1 Debian configuration management sy
ii  ucf                          2.0020      Update Configuration File: preserv

Versions of packages texlive-latex-recommended is related to:
pn  tetex-base                    <none>     (no description available)
ii  tetex-bin                     2007-14    TeX Live: teTeX transitional packa
ii  tetex-extra                   2007-14    TeX Live: teTeX transitional packa
ii  tex-common                    1.10       common infrastructure for building

-- debconf information:
  tex-common/check_texmf_wrong:
  tex-common/check_texmf_missing:

-- 
Frank Küster
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)




Added tag(s) upstream. Request was from Frank Kuester <frank@kuesterei.ch> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 11 Jul 2012 20:36:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug submitter to 'Frank Küster <frank@debian.org>' from 'Frank Küster <frank@debian.org>' Request was from Don Armstrong <don@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Thu, 21 Mar 2013 21:27:29 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian TeX Maintainers <debian-tex-maint@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#483215; Package texlive-latex-recommended. (Sat, 27 Jul 2013 18:36:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Sam Geeraerts <samgee@elmundolibre.be>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Debian TeX Maintainers <debian-tex-maint@lists.debian.org>. (Sat, 27 Jul 2013 18:36:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #14 received at 483215@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Sam Geeraerts <samgee@elmundolibre.be>
To: 483215@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Status
Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2013 20:34:19 +0200
I came across this bug while checking license issues for Debian
derivative gNewSense. It looks like this is the only unresolved one left
in the list of "serious issues" in debian/copyright.

What's the current status? Can we assume that everything in extsizes
falls in the public domain?



Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian TeX Maintainers <debian-tex-maint@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#483215; Package texlive-latex-recommended. (Thu, 08 Aug 2013 19:33:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Frank Küster <frank@kuesterei.ch>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Debian TeX Maintainers <debian-tex-maint@lists.debian.org>. (Thu, 08 Aug 2013 19:33:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #19 received at 483215@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Frank Küster <frank@kuesterei.ch>
To: Sam Geeraerts <samgee@elmundolibre.be>
Cc: 483215@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#483215: Status
Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2013 21:33:07 +0200
Sam Geeraerts <samgee@elmundolibre.be> writes:

> I came across this bug while checking license issues for Debian
> derivative gNewSense. It looks like this is the only unresolved one left
> in the list of "serious issues" in debian/copyright.
>
> What's the current status? Can we assume that everything in extsizes
> falls in the public domain?

I don't think that anything has changed: Both authors have expressed by
e-mail their will to license it as Public Domain. What remains to be
done is:

>> We should follow up on this and make sure that a version with a proper
>> licensing notice is uploaded to CTAN. Preferrably by preparing an
>> updated readme with the license text and filelist, and sending it to
>> James for review, offering to do the upload.

Regards, Frank



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