Bug#1282: minicom copyright
David H. Silber wrote:
> Package: minicom
> Version: ???
> I have a copy of minicom in /usr/bin and the copyright notice. I think I
> installed it and then removed it but some stuff got left behind?
> Anyway the real problem could be the minicom copyright, which starts:
> [Maintainer's note: I could not find any copyright or distribution rights
> information anywhere in the source code to Minicom 1.6. With that in mind,
> I would imagine that Minicom is freeware (whatever that means) but please
> give any credit for this fine program to the author. If you would like
> specific licensing information you can contact the author at one of the
> addresses below.]
> This worries me. Do we even have permission to copy the program or provide
> to others?
Yes, I think so. At least minicom-1.70 contains the following copyright notice:
* minicom.c Main program. The main loop of the terminal emulator
* itself is in main.c. (Yeah yeah it's confusing).
* This file is part of the minicom communications package,
* Copyright 1991-1995 Miquel van Smoorenburg.
* This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
* modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
* as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version
* 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
* fmg 1/11/94 colors
Peter Tobias EMail:
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