I finally got an answer from UCB about Spice's copyright.
Enclosed is my correspondence with the UCB people.
They say that spice's copyright is described at:
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It then seems to me that spice can be packaged in Debian main
What do others think ?
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To: Philippe Troin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: cblock@hera.EECS.Berkeley.EDU (Carol Block/ILP Coordinator)
Subject: Re: Spice 3f4
I am sorry, however this was the first email I have received from you.
Licensing Information for all of our software can be found at:
That should address all of your concerns.
>As of today, I did not get any answer from Carol Block.
>Carol, can you help ?
>Thank you for your time.
>On Mon, 28 Jul 1997 09:32:33 PDT William A. Hoskins
>> The distribution for the referenced software from the Berkeley
>> managed by Carol Block, Coordinator-Industrial Liaison Program.
By copy of
>> this e-mail, I have advised her of your request.
>> Bill Hoskins
>> >I'm a volunteer in the Debian GNU/Linux developpers group.
>> >Our goal is to provide a free distribution of the Linux operating
>> >I'd like to package spice 3f4 for Debian GNU/Linux. However, the
>> >file as found on ftp://ic.eecs.berkeley.edu/pub/Spice3/sp3f4.kit.t
>> > doesn't contain any licensing information (as far as I know).
>> >Could you please give me the licensing terms for spice 3f4 ?
>> >Thank you.
>> >Best regards,
>> >Philippe Troin.
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