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In the dfsg version, the following file has been changed, because
it has a non dfsg-free copyright statement:

  - data/GeoIP.dat

I removed with the following sed line the non-free copyright statement:
$ sed 's/ All Rights Reserved//' -i data/GeoIP.dat

I asked in an email the upstream author for permissions to change this
non-free copyright statement, here is the full email conversation with
all headers:

<email>
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Subject: GeoIP.dat
In-Reply-To: <47581B4E.3050405@maxmind.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 00:27:36 -0500
Sender: tjmather@maxmind.com

Would you like us to remove the
"All Rights Reserved." from the Copyright notice?

That is replace:
Copyright (C) 2003 MaxMind LLC  All Rights Reserved.

With

Copyright (C) 2007 MaxMind LLC

-TJ



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: GeoIP.dat
Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2007 16:55:33 +0100
From: Patrick Matth=E4i <patrick.matthaei@web.de>
Reply-To: patrick.matthaei@web.de
Organization: http://www.Linux-Dev.org
To: info@maxmind.com

Hello Maxmind,

I'm the new Debian package maintainer of GeoIP and I've got a copyright
problem with it.

As discussed in [1] geoip is normaly completly unsuiteable for the
Debian pool (main and non-free), because of the following copyright
header:
* Copyright (C) 2003 MaxMind LLC  All Rights Reserved.
I've found it in:
geoip-1.3.17/data/GeoIP.dat
geoip-1.3.17/libGeoIP/GeoIP.c
geoip-1.3.17/libGeoIP/GeoIPCity.h

This is an older version. In 1.4.3 it has been removed from libGeoIP/ -
which is very good, but it's still at the end of the file
data/GeoIP.dat. The problem is, that we're so not allowed to modify this
file and ship this with a package. Could you please remove this one from
the file, too?
If not, I think I've no other choice as to remove this library from the
Debian pool.

[1]: http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2006/06/msg00093.html

I hope we will found a good solution for it.

--=20
Mit freundlichem Gru=DF / With kind regards,
Patrick Matth=E4i

E-Mail: patrick.matthaei@web.de
Homepage: http://www.Linux-Dev.org/
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 -- Patrick Matthäi <patrick.matthaei@web.de>  Wed, 19 Dec 2007 +0100