Debian Bug report logs - #576936
RFP: openvpn-as -- OpenVPN Access Server is a full featured SSL VPN software solution that accommodates a wide range of configurations, including secure and granular remote access to your internal network and/ or your private cloud network resources and applications with fine-grained access control.

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

Reported by: Robert Kehl <debian@robertkehl.de>

Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2010 11:57:02 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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Bug#576936; Package wnpp. (Thu, 08 Apr 2010 11:57:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Robert Kehl <debian@robertkehl.de>:
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From: Robert Kehl <debian@robertkehl.de>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: RFP: openvpn-as -- OpenVPN Access Server is a full featured SSL VPN software solution that accommodates a wide range of configurations, including secure and granular remote access to your internal network and/ or your private cloud network resources and applications with fine-grained access control.
Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2010 13:39:26 +0200
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist


* Package name    : openvpn-as
  Version         : 1.3.5
  Upstream Author : OpenVPN Inc. <info@openvpn.net>
* URL             : http://www.openvpn.net/
* License         : ?
  Programming Lang: ?
  Description     : OpenVPN Access Server is a full featured SSL VPN software solution that accommodates a wide range of configurations, including secure and granular remote access to your internal network and/ or your private cloud network resources and applications with fine-grained access control.

 OpenVPN Access Server features include:

    *
      OpenVPN Access Server System Administrator GuideA simple, Web-based Admin UI for configuration and management.
    *
      An easy-to-use, GUI-based OpenVPN Client software package for Windows.
    *
      A Client Web Server that automatically generates a client configuration file and can be used by various open source OpenVPN Client software for Windows, MAC, Linux, and other OS platforms, enabling interoperability with open source OpenVPN Client software.
    *
      Integration with existing authentication systems using RADIUS, LDAP, and PAM

OpenVPN Access Server gives you the broad support and robust security of the OpenVPN open-source software project, coupled with the configuration and management tools needed to deploy the VPN solution easily and quickly.


It would be nice if someone could transform the existing ubuntu package to debian: http://www.openvpn.net/index.php/access-server/download-openvpn-as.html?osfamily=Ubuntu

Thanks for reading,

Robert Kehl

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.4
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (990, 'stable'), (500, 'testing'), (450, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)




Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#576936; Package wnpp. (Thu, 15 Apr 2010 09:45:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Thomas NOEL <thomas.noel@auf.org>:
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Message #10 received at 576936@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Thomas NOEL <thomas.noel@auf.org>
To: 576936@bugs.debian.org
Subject: OpenVPN Access Server is not free software
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2010 09:08:27 +0000
This is (absolutely) not a free software...
https://www.openvpn.net/index.php/access-server/pricing.html

-- 
Thomas





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Bug#576936; Package wnpp. (Sat, 17 Apr 2010 11:57:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #15 received at 576936@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Matt <matt@noway2.thruhere.net>
To: 576936@bugs.debian.org
Subject: RE: OpenVPN Access Server is not free software
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2010 07:45:45 -0400
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Did you read the information on the pricing page?  They give you two,
non expiring, keys for free so that you can have up to two clients
simultaneously connected.   You can have as many clients in the pool as
you wish, you are just limited to the number that can connect at any one
time. If you want more keys, they charge $10 each.  So whether or not
this is "free" software depends on your usage requirements.

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Bug#576936; Package wnpp. (Sun, 09 May 2010 17:30:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Andras Korn <korn-debbugs@elan.rulez.org>:
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Message #20 received at 576936@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Andras Korn <korn-debbugs@elan.rulez.org>
To: 576936@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: OpenVPN Access Server is not free software
Date: Sun, 9 May 2010 19:19:32 +0200
Hi,

sorry for butting in; I just noticed this in the BTS and thought I could
help out by replying.

> Did you read the information on the pricing page? They give you two, non
> expiring, keys for free so that you can have up to two clients
> simultaneously connected. You can have as many clients in the pool as you
> wish, you are just limited to the number that can connect at any one time.
> If you want more keys, they charge $10 each. So whether or not this is
> "free" software depends on your usage requirements.

The point isn't whether they charge you money; the point is that it's not
free as in freedom. It doesn't meet the Debian Free Software Guidelines, so
it'd have to go into the non-free repository, but from the looks of it
Debian couldn't legally distribute it even then.

However, seeing that the vendor provides Ubuntu packages, it shouldn't be
too hard to persuade them to repackage it for Debian as well; the required
changes are probably minimal.

Andras

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Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#576936; Package wnpp. (Fri, 14 May 2010 21:30:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Andrew Proctor <andrew@openvpn.net>:
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Message #25 received at 576936@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Andrew Proctor <andrew@openvpn.net>
To: "576936@bugs.debian.org" <576936@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: OpenVPN-AS Debian Packages
Date: Fri, 14 May 2010 16:18:48 -0500
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> However, seeing that the vendor provides Ubuntu packages, it shouldn't be
> too hard to persuade them to repackage it for Debian as well; the required
> changes are probably minimal.

Our current Ubuntu packages are compatible with Debian 5.

Kind regards,

Andrew Proctor
andrew@openvpn.net<mailto:andrew@openvpn.net>
OpenVPN Technologies, Inc

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Bug#576936; Package wnpp. (Wed, 16 Mar 2011 23:39:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Robert Kehl <robertkehl@robertkehl.de>:
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Message #30 received at 576936@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Robert Kehl <robertkehl@robertkehl.de>
To: 576936@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Noone?
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2011 00:13:36 +0100
There is noone wanting to provide Debian packages and up them to (at
least) non-free? If so, please close the bug with "Debian does not want it".

If there's time lacking, please note it and cry for help, maybe people
help. ;)

If policy is what is standing against all, then G*d may help with
r3l1jon. ;)

With highest regards,

Robert Kehl




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