I'm attempting to package RAToolSet, which is a backend for an
internet routing registry database. I don't believe this project was a
for-profit endevor, nor do I believe the authors are aware of the
restrictions of redistributing binaries that occurs because of the mix
of their licensed code with GPL'd code. I'm trying to formulate a request
to the copyright holders to re-release DFSG free, but I don't know what
exactly is the problem, or how to diplomatically let them know the license
is a pain.
I've attached the copyright notice for the prospective debian
package for your convienience. I'm not subscribed to debian-legal, so
please cc me on replies.
email@example.com | "Bother," said Pooh as he struggled
finger for pgp key | with /etc/sendmail.cf, "It never
| does quite what I want. I wish
| Christopher Robin was here."
This package was debianized by Robert Stone <firstname.lastname@example.org> on
Wed, 10 Nov 1999 19:03:57 -0800.
It was downloaded from ftp://ftp.isi.edu/ra/RAToolSet/RAToolSet-4.4.0.tar.gz
RtConfig Author(s): Cengiz Alaettinoglu <cengiz@ISI.EDU>
roe Author(s): Cengiz Alaettinoglu <cengiz@ISI.EDU>,
Curtis L. Olson <email@example.com>,
WeeSan Lee <wlee@ISI.EDU>
aoe Author(s): WeeSan Lee <wlee@ISI.EDU>,
Curtis L. Olson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
prpath Author(s): Cengiz Alaettinoglu <cengiz@ISI.EDU>,
John Mehringer <email@example.com>
peval Author(s): Cengiz Alaettinoglu <cengiz@ISI.EDU>
CIDRAdvisor Author(s): Cengiz Alaettinoglu <cengiz@ISI.EDU>,
John Mehringer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
ptraceroute Author(s): Rusty Eddy <email@example.com>,
John Mehringer <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Doug Lea <email@example.com>,
Marc Shapiro <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Cengiz Alaettinoglu <cengiz@ISI.EDU>,
WeeSan Lee <wlee@ISI.EDU>,
Cengiz Alaettinoglu <email@example.com>,
Rusty Eddy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bits here and there fall under GPL, see /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL
Other bits here and there fall under BSD, see /usr/share/common-licenses/BSD
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and/or the International Business Machines Corporation.
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