Debian Bug report logs - #510493
RFP: s3sync-ruby -- Sync and command tool for managing S3 Amazon buckets

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: juanrossi@gmail.com

Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2009 14:39:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, debian-devel@lists.debian.org, <wnpp@debian.org>:
Bug#510493; Package wnpp. (Fri, 02 Jan 2009 14:39:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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

From: juanrossi@gmail.com
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: ITP: s3sync-ruby -- Sync and command tool for managing S3 Amazon buckets
Date: Fri, 02 Jan 2009 11:35:13 -0300
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: juanrossi@gmail.com


* Package name    : s3sync-ruby
  Version         : 1.2.6
  Upstream Author : s3sync.net
* URL             : http://s3sync.net/
* License         : Other
  Programming Lang: Ruby
  Description     : Sync and command tool for managing S3 Amazon buckets

s3sync-ruby is a ruby program that easily transfers directories between a local
directory and an S3 bucket:prefix. It behaves somewhat, but not precisely, like
the rsync program.
s3cmd-ruby is a ruby program that wraps S3 operations into a simple command-line tool.
It is inspired by things like rsh3ll, #sh3ll, etc., but shares no code from
them.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers proposed-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'proposed-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-6-k7
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)




Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, <wnpp@debian.org>, juanrossi@gmail.com:
Bug#510493; Package wnpp. (Sun, 04 Jan 2009 11:03:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to MJ Ray <mjr@phonecoop.coop>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to <wnpp@debian.org>, juanrossi@gmail.com. (Sun, 04 Jan 2009 11:03:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at 510493@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: MJ Ray <mjr@phonecoop.coop>
To: 510493@bugs.debian.org
Cc: debian-legal@lists.debian.org
Subject: RFC: licence of ITP: s3sync-ruby
Date: Sun, 04 Jan 2009 11:00:54 +0000
I hope no-one minds, but I'd like some smart analysis of this software's
licence, so I'm asking debian-legal for their views.

Please keep the Cc to the ITP report on replies.

juanrossi@gmail.com wrote:
* Package name    : s3sync-ruby
* URL             : http://s3sync.net/
* License         : Other

The licence shown in
http://code.google.com/p/s3sync-s3cmd/source/browse/trunk/s3sync/s3sync.rb
is:

# This software code is made available "AS IS" without warranties of any        
# kind.  You may copy, display, modify and redistribute the software            
# code either by itself or as incorporated into your code; provided that        
# you do not remove any proprietary notices.  Your use of this software         
# code is at your own risk and you waive any claim against the author
# with respect to your use of this software code. 
# (c) 2007 s3sync.net

The whois for s3sync.net says:-
Registrant:
   ServEdge
   2605 Farragut Drive
   Domain Contact Info
   Springfield, IL  62704
   US

Meanwhile, the website and code seems pretty clearly to be by ferrix.

Questions:
1. does s3sync.net mean ServEdge for copyright or is it a distinct person?
2. if so, do we trust that author ferrix has assigned copyright to ServEdge?
3. is the licence any obstacle to meeting DFSG?
4. does this software meet the DFSG?

Thanks,
-- 
MJR/slef
My Opinion Only: see http://people.debian.org/~mjr/
Please follow http://www.uk.debian.org/MailingLists/#codeofconduct





Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, <wnpp@debian.org>, juanrossi@gmail.com:
Bug#510493; Package wnpp. (Sun, 04 Jan 2009 14:48:12 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to "Juan Rossi" <juanrossi@gmail.com>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to <wnpp@debian.org>, juanrossi@gmail.com. (Sun, 04 Jan 2009 14:48:12 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #15 received at 510493@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: "Juan Rossi" <juanrossi@gmail.com>
To: "MJ Ray" <mjr@phonecoop.coop>, 510493@bugs.debian.org
Cc: debian-legal@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#510493: RFC: licence of ITP: s3sync-ruby
Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2009 12:44:45 -0200
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
Please, also see the licence for the file
http://code.google.com/p/s3sync-s3cmd/source/browse/trunk/s3sync/S3.rb

#  This software code is made available "AS IS" without warranties of any
#  kind.  You may copy, display, modify and redistribute the software
#  code either by itself or as incorporated into your code; provided that
#  you do not remove any proprietary notices.  Your use of this software
#  code is at your own risk and you waive any claim against Amazon
#  Digital Services, Inc. or its affiliates with respect to your use of
#  this software code. (c) 2006 Amazon Digital Services, Inc. or its
#  affiliates.



On Sun, Jan 4, 2009 at 9:00 AM, MJ Ray <mjr@phonecoop.coop> wrote:

> I hope no-one minds, but I'd like some smart analysis of this software's
> licence, so I'm asking debian-legal for their views.
>
> Please keep the Cc to the ITP report on replies.
>
> juanrossi@gmail.com wrote:
> * Package name    : s3sync-ruby
> * URL             : http://s3sync.net/
> * License         : Other
>
> The licence shown in
> http://code.google.com/p/s3sync-s3cmd/source/browse/trunk/s3sync/s3sync.rb
> is:
>
> # This software code is made available "AS IS" without warranties of any
> # kind.  You may copy, display, modify and redistribute the software
> # code either by itself or as incorporated into your code; provided that
> # you do not remove any proprietary notices.  Your use of this software
> # code is at your own risk and you waive any claim against the author
> # with respect to your use of this software code.
> # (c) 2007 s3sync.net
>
> The whois for s3sync.net says:-
> Registrant:
>   ServEdge
>   2605 Farragut Drive
>   Domain Contact Info
>   Springfield, IL  62704
>   US
>
> Meanwhile, the website and code seems pretty clearly to be by ferrix.
>
> Questions:
> 1. does s3sync.net mean ServEdge for copyright or is it a distinct person?
> 2. if so, do we trust that author ferrix has assigned copyright to
> ServEdge?
> 3. is the licence any obstacle to meeting DFSG?
> 4. does this software meet the DFSG?
>
> Thanks,
> --
> MJR/slef
> My Opinion Only: see http://people.debian.org/~mjr/<http://people.debian.org/%7Emjr/>
> Please follow http://www.uk.debian.org/MailingLists/#codeofconduct
>
>
>
>
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Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, <wnpp@debian.org>, juanrossi@gmail.com:
Bug#510493; Package wnpp. (Sat, 10 Jan 2009 10:00:02 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to <wnpp@debian.org>, juanrossi@gmail.com. (Sat, 10 Jan 2009 10:00:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #20 received at 510493@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de>
To: MJ Ray <mjr@phonecoop.coop>
Cc: 510493@bugs.debian.org, debian-legal@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: RFC: licence of ITP: s3sync-ruby
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2009 10:57:39 +0100
* MJ Ray:

> 3. is the licence any obstacle to meeting DFSG?

It doesn't mention the act of running the program or using it.
Or does this activity fall under "display"?




Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, <wnpp@debian.org>, juanrossi@gmail.com:
Bug#510493; Package wnpp. (Sun, 11 Jan 2009 13:36:02 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to MJ Ray <mjr@phonecoop.coop>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to <wnpp@debian.org>, juanrossi@gmail.com. (Sun, 11 Jan 2009 13:36:02 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #25 received at 510493@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: MJ Ray <mjr@phonecoop.coop>
To: debian-legal@lists.debian.org, 510493@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: RFC: licence of ITP: s3sync-ruby
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2009 13:33:16 +0000
Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de> wrote:
> * MJ Ray:
>
> > 3. is the licence any obstacle to meeting DFSG?
>
> It doesn't mention the act of running the program or using it.
> Or does this activity fall under "display"?

The licence does mention using it, in "Your use of this software code
is at your own risk ...", so I doubt we can include it in "display".

If S3.rb is from
http://developer.amazonwebservices.com/connect/entry.jspa?externalID=135&categoryID=47
(which it looks like at first glance in the tarball) then it claims to
be "New BSD" which seems very untrue, comparing the S3.rb licence to
http://www.debian.org/misc/bsd.license

Anyone got a good contact for relicensing at Amazon Data Services Inc?
If not, I'll try the EricW@AWS link on the above page next time I
remember.

Regards,
-- 
MJR/slef
My Opinion Only: see http://people.debian.org/~mjr/
Please follow http://www.uk.debian.org/MailingLists/#codeofconduct





Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org, juanrossi@gmail.com:
Bug#510493; Package wnpp. (Tue, 25 May 2010 17:10:39 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to wnpp@debian.org, juanrossi@gmail.com. (Tue, 25 May 2010 17:10:39 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #30 received at 510493@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>
To: 510493@bugs.debian.org
Cc: control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: s3sync-ruby: changing back from ITP to RFP
Date: Tue, 25 May 2010 17:06:24 +0000
retitle 510493 RFP: s3sync-ruby -- Sync and command tool for managing S3 Amazon buckets
noowner 510493
thanks

Hi,

This is an automatic email to change the status of s3sync-ruby back from ITP
(Intent to Package) to RFP (Request for Package), because this bug hasn't seen
any activity during the last 12 months.

If you are still interested in adopting s3sync-ruby, please send a mail to
<control@bugs.debian.org> with:

 retitle 510493 ITP: s3sync-ruby -- Sync and command tool for managing S3 Amazon buckets
 owner 510493 !
 thanks

However, it is not recommended to keep ITP for a long time without acting on
the package, as it might cause other prospective maintainers to refrain from
packaging that software. It is also a good idea to document your progress on
this ITP from time to time, by mailing <510493@bugs.debian.org>.

Thank you for your interest in Debian,
-- 
Lucas, for the QA team <debian-qa@lists.debian.org>




Changed Bug title to 'RFP: s3sync-ruby -- Sync and command tool for managing S3 Amazon buckets' from 'ITP: s3sync-ruby -- Sync and command tool for managing S3 Amazon buckets' Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 25 May 2010 17:16:30 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Removed annotation that Bug was owned by juanrossi@gmail.com. Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 25 May 2010 17:16:31 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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