Re: Bug#74715: ITP: Star Office -- Open Source Office Suite
On Sat, 14 Oct 2000, Colin Watson wrote:
> >FYI, since it is GPL'd software, their license gives you permission to
> >distribute it. You don't need any special permission.
> True, but I always find it nice to at least get myself onto the upstream
> author's radar before packaging something. It's perhaps more a case of
> politeness than legal requirement.
Asking permission is the wrong way to do this, though. Just notify them
that you are packaging it. That is polite enough.
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