Re: tcldom_2.6-1_powerpc.changes REJECTED
Hi, I packaged up tcldom for inclusion in Debian...
James Troup, one of the 'gatekeepers', so to speak, has the following
to say about the license for tcldom. As a consequence, I'm writing
you to suggest that clarifying it (i.e. add something about
modification as per a standard BSD license), and also to the
debian-legal (not really lawyers or anything like that, although maybe
they have signed a few up?) group to see what they think of the
current license, which I have included at the end of the email.
At a practical level, this software is without a doubt open source, as
it is used, distributed and modified on sourceforge.
James Troup <email@example.com> writes:
> | Zveno makes this software available free of charge for any
> | purpose. Copies may be made of this software but all of this
> | notice must be included on any copy.
> I'm not sure if this covers modification/distribution since the
> "available for any purpose" grant may only cover usage. Could you
> please either a) get upstream to clarify the license to explicitly
> allow both modification, distribution and distribution of modified
> copies or b) run this past -legal and get them to be say I'm being
> unnecessarily paranoid.
David N. Welton
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