[openstack-dev] Fwd: python-django-bootstrap-form_3.0-1_amd64.changes REJECTED

Thomas Goirand zigo at debian.org
Fri Dec 27 08:29:01 UTC 2013


bootstrap-form was rejected by the Debian FTP masters, and I have no
reply from upstream to fix the licensing. I'm not sure what to do next.
Any advice? Could we just stop using bootstrap-form?

Thomas Goirand (zigo)

P.S: Below is the reject message from the FTP masters, and my follow-up
with upstream authors, left unreplied for now 12 days.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Fwd: python-django-bootstrap-form_3.0-1_amd64.changes REJECTED
Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2013 11:30:23 +0800
From: Thomas Goirand <zigo at debian.org>
Organization: Debian
To: tzangms <tzangms at gmail.com>, Matt Austin
<matt.austin at thecut.net.au>,  Roberto Rosario
<Roberto.Rosario.Gonzalez at gmail.com>, PKG OpenStack
<openstack-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org>

Hi there,

I'm a Debian Developer who takes care of OpenStack in Debian. Since
django-bootstrap-form is one of the (new) dependencies of OpenStack, I
tried to upload it to Debian Sid. Unfortunately, the package has been
rejected by the FTP masters on licensing issue. Below is a copy of the
reply from Paul Tagliamonte from the FTP master team. As you may know,
Debian takes licensing issues very seriously.

What I would need you to address the issue, so that I can make another
upload attempt, is to:

1/ Add a LICENSE file sitting on the top level of your source code,
telling under which license your python module is released.

2/ Add some licensing headers in your source files, if possible all of
them. This isn't mandatory, but this is very much appreciated by the FTP

Once this is done, please do a new release on PyPi. Additionally, it'd
be great if you could give me the URL of the git repository that matches
the latest release on PyPi, together with tags. It doesn't look like the
repository at https://github.com/tzangms/django-bootstrap-form has any
tags, which is annoying for me, as I prefer to use a git repository with
tags rather than the tarball from PyPi which includes egg-info (on the
packaging side of things, it's better that this is not present in
upstream source code as it is generated anyway).

Please let me know when this is done, so that I can try to upload again
(hopefully with success this time) in Debian.


Thomas Goirand (zigo)

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: python-django-bootstrap-form_3.0-1_amd64.changes REJECTED
Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2013 18:00:36 +0000
From: Paul Richards Tagliamonte <ftpmaster at ftp-master.debian.org>
To: PKG OpenStack <openstack-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org>, Thomas
Goirand <zigo at debian.org>

Howdy maintainer,

Sorry, I've had to reject this package. The only license information is
in the setup.py, where it claims 'BSD'. There's no more information in the
docs site (or anywhere else I can see) as to what the actual terms are.

In addition, this is also a BSD license violation to not include the license
with the source :)



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