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Id: 41418
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Queue: URI

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Broken in: 1.37
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Subject: rfc2396.txt not considered "free"
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Hello! Unfortunately, RFC files aren't available under a free redistribution license, so they shouldn't appear in the source tarballs. :( If it were dropped, it would make packaging in Debian easier too. :) Thanks!
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The first section RFC 2396 states: Distribution of this memo is unlimited. I don't see a reason for it to have to be "free" for it to be sensible to include it. These are not documents you are supposed to change.
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Subject: Re: [rt.cpan.org #41418] rfc2396.txt not considered "free"
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Hi, On Thu, Dec 04, 2008 at 05:19:46PM -0500, Gisle_Aas via RT wrote: Show quoted text
> The first section RFC 2396 states: > > Distribution of this memo is unlimited. > > I don't see a reason for it to have to be "free" for it to be sensible to include it. These are not > documents you are supposed to change.
I'm just basing this off the Debian-Legal discussion since forever: http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2002/03/msg00012.html We can continue to repack it without the RFC, but I figured I'd open an upstream report just in case. Thanks, -Kees -- Kees Cook @outflux.net
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> We can continue to repack it without the RFC, but I figured I'd open > an upstream report just in case.
Indeed the RFC was removed from the package: http://svn.debian.org/viewsvn/pkg-perl/trunk/liburi-perl/debian/repack.local?view=markup
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 The RFCs are not part of the cpan tarball as of URI-1.50.  Having them handy in the source repo should be enough.


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