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Re: wanting to package wpoison

In message <[🔎] 20020909200036.GA15094@fishbowl.madduck.net>, you wrote:

>I'd like to package wpoison[1] for Debian.
>  1. http://www.monkeys.com/wpoison/

I am somewhat reluctant to allow that, because people installing this
thing really should read the various informational pages on the Wpoison
web site (whose URL you gave above) in order to understand it fully and
properly.  (It always seem like a lot of people get confused and they
incorrectly think that (a) proper use of Wpoison will cause the legiti-
mate search engines to avoid any web site that uses Wpoison.. which is
just plain false, and/or that (b) Wpoison will cause some innocent
people to be spammed... which is EXTREMELY unlikely.)

I will however allow Wpoison to be distributed with Debian, but only
on the condition that a copy of the Wpoison logo is incorporated into
the home page at www.debian.org, and that this is made into a
clickable link that, when clicked, will take people to the Wpoison
home page, URL given above.

I mean hay!  If this is good enough to distribute to zillions of
Debian users, then it is also (a) good enough to use on the Debian
web site and (b) good enough to be given a tiny little bit of real
estate on the www.debian.org home page.  (You could put the Wpoison
logo/icon right underneath the W3 logo/icon that you already have
on that page.)

>This is the license that comes with it, could you tell me if it's
>DFSG-compliant? I think so...

If I knew what DFSG was, I could maybe answer that.

(Sorry.  I guess I'm ignorant.)

>  Redistribution and use in source form ONLY, with or without modification,
>  is permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
> =20
>  1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
>      notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
>  2. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software
>      must display the following acknowledgement:
>       This product includes software developed by Ronald F. Guilmette.
>  3. Neither the name of Ronald F. Guilmette nor the names of other con-
>      tributors to this software may be used to endorse or promote products
>      derived from this software without specific prior written permission.
>  4. Either a copy of, or a link to the official Wpoison logo graphic (which
>      may be found at http://www.monkeys.com/wpoison/logo.gif) must be
>      included in, and clearly and legibly visible on the home page of any
>      web site which uses, employs, includes, or makes reference to this
>      software or any derivative or modified version thereof.  Also, the
>      official Wpoison logo itself must be include in an HTML hyperlink
>      so that any usser clicking on any part of the logo image will be
>      directed/linked to the Wpoison home page at:
> =20
>  http://www.monkeys.com/wpoison/
>  #
>      In order to satisfy this requirement, you may simply include the
>      following HTML code somewhere (anywhere) on your web site home page:
> =20
>  <A HREF=3D"http://www.monkeys.com/wpoison/";>
>    <IMG SRC=3D"http://www.monkeys.com/wpoison/logo.gif";>=20
>  </A>

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