ubuntu-archive: distributing files without license to distribute

Bug #1685068 reported by Paul Wise (Debian) on 2017-04-21
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu
Critical
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Bug Description

The Ubuntu archive appears to be distributing some files that Debian
had to remove from our systems due to not being legally distributable.

The Debian derivatives census found these files are distributed by
Ubuntu but not by Debian snapshots due to not being distributable:

webkitgtk_2.4.0.orig.tar.xz
ctn_3.0.6.orig.tar.gz
figlet_2.2.2.orig.tar.gz
pyopencl_0.92.orig.tar.gz

The removals of these from Debian snapshots are listed here:

http://snapshot.debian.org/removal/38
http://snapshot.debian.org/removal/34
http://snapshot.debian.org/removal/32
http://snapshot.debian.org/removal/30

The census source package comparison output for Ubuntu is here:

http://deriv.debian.net/Ubuntu/sources.log.warnings

I suggest that the Ubuntu Archive Team follow this log of removals:

http://snapshot.debian.org/removal/

Unfortunately there is no RSS feed but urlwatch should work.

I expect Ubuntu is also distributing other packages from that page.

 affects launchpad
 subscribe ubuntu-archive

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pabs

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Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2017-04-21
affects: launchpad → ubuntu
Mattia Rizzolo (mapreri) on 2017-04-21
Changed in ubuntu:
importance: Undecided → Critical
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