[Moin-user] LGPL-licensed binary distributed possibly without source

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Sun Nov 20 09:51:03 EST 2005

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Hi Frederico (and copy to MoinMoin developers),

It seems that the binary FCKeditor.Packager.exe, part of FCKeditor, is
distributed with MoinMoin without source. The binary contains notes on
LGPL licensing.

This may not be a problem for you. But it is a problem for me, as
Debian cannot redistribute binaries without source.

As a workaround I can repackage the source tarball of MoinMoin with the
problematic binary stripped, but this is both extra work and not very
elegant: It is preferred in Debian to redistribute pristine tarballs of
upstream sources and only provide our adjustments as diffs.

I suggest you include the source for FCKeditor.Packager.exe together
with the binary itself.

Alternatively MoinMoin can choose to not distribute that binary, but I
suspect it has its purpose (Debian is only for POSIX systems, but
MoinMoin is usable on Windows as well).

Kind regards,

 - Jonas

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