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Bug#80364: O: x3270 - X11 program for telnet sessions to IBM mainframes

Package: wnpp
Severity: normal

I no longer use x3270, and haven't even done any work on the package
for more than a year.  There are currently open bugs for the package,
but they would be fixed by the latest upstream release.

The biggest problem is the copyright that x3270 inherits from
3270tool.  The copyright in the source is not very clear:

  Copyright © 1989 by Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Atlanta, GA 30332.
  All Rights Reserved. GTRC hereby grants public use of this
  software. Derivative works based on this software must incorporate
  this copyright notice.

And further enquiries with GTRC haven't made it any clearer - see the
attached email.

If anyone would like to take over the package and try to resolve the
license, they are welcome to.  I would even continue to maintain the
package if someone else sorted out the license.

(I've removed the email address and phone numbers from the forwarded
email; contact me directly if you'd like them.)

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Message-ID: <CB2BA5D58D64D4118F6C00C00D00E9349592@gtrc-serv.osp.gatech.edu>
From: Kevin Wozniak <Kevin.Wozniak@xxxx.xxxxxx.xxx>
To: "'carey@debian.org'" <carey@debian.org>
Subject: Copyright notice on "x3270" by Georgia Tech Research
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2000 16:34:42 -0400
X-Mailer: Internet Mail Service (5.5.2650.21)
Lines: 18

Mr. Evans-

The source code that you inquired about may not be incorporated, bundled,
packaged, or accompany any other product that is sold, licensed, or provided
to another user for commercial purposes.  If you would like to inquire about
obtaining the proper license from Georgia Tech Research Corporation, feel
free to contact me at your convenience.
Kevin L. Wozniak
Assistant Director
Office of Technology Licensing
###.###.#### (Phone)
###.###.#### (Fax)

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