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Re: ITP: xengine

On Wed, Jun 02, 1999 at 08:15:47AM +0900, Atsuhito Kohda wrote:
> I can understand what you say. 
> - But as you can see, the copyright only shows the fundamental and
>   rough intention of the author. It does not show strict conditions
>   on every situations like GPL. The programmer is not lawyer in general.

Tell him what he has to change in the copyright file.

> - The copyright allows the distribution without charge explicitly but
>   doesn't say anything about selling the software as you pointed out.
>   So at least from the logical poit of view, it can not be concluded
>   that it prohibits the distribution with charge.

But it's not clear. Debian has to know for sure.

> - There are some ambiguities in the copyright, I agree. But it
>   is the author who can determine whether it is allowed or not
>   to sell the software.

The best solution is to clean up the copyright.

> - And we have the permission of the author.
> Is it not enough for Debian ?

It's enough for non-free. It's not enough for main as many CD vendors are
relying on being able to sell everything in main.


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