On doing my usual pre-branch pkg_rr, libsmi failed to build because it newly has a license esdl-license not in DEFAULT_ACCEPTABLE_LICENSES. (I'm assuming it's just newly tagged and the actual licensing situation has not changed.) Reading esdl-license, it's more-or-less like ISC, but not quite. Still, it's obviously intended to be a broad permissive license similar to 2-clause BSD, ISC, MIT, etc. But I dont't find any evidence that it's been approved by FSF or OSI. It seems libsmi is considered to meet the DFSG by Debian. We haven't adopted Debian/DFSG as a path to DEFAULT_ACCEPTABLE_LICENSES, but tht is probably a reasonable approach. This situation is a problem because wireshark depends on it, so wireshark won't build or install by default. So, I think we should either: Hold our nose and declare esdl-license close enough to ISC that we move it to esdl and put it in DEFAULT_ACCEPTABLE_LICENSES. Add esdl because of Debian DFSG approval. Drop libsmi as a dependency for Free packages. What do people think?
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