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Re: [htdig-dev] Licensing issues...

Hi Robert,

   I am not the ideal person to give you an answer about licensing.
However, I remember that for Berkeley DB ht://Dig has a special license
(db/LICENSE), which allows version 3.0.55 (patched) to be distributed
along with ht://Dig (and only with it).

   It is an "ad-hoc" and special license and I personally would not
mention it in the package description. I would therefore leave GPL

Please guys say yours ... :-)

Ciao and thank you Robert!

Il gio, 2004-07-22 alle 11:06, Robert Ribnitz ha scritto:
> Hello List,
> I am in the process of making my package ('htdig') lintian-clean. Part 
> of that cleanness (lintian does not complain about) is getting a summary 
> of all the licenses used into the copyright file.
> My situation is as follows (for htdig 3.1.6):
> htdig itself is GPL, more recent versions are LGPL
> config.guess/config.sub is GPL
> Berkley DB (v. 2.6.4) comes with a sleepycat license (4-clause BSD 
> style), the current sleepycat license is a 3-clause BSD-style license.
> They extended Berkeley DB in some way, I guess those extensions are 
> BSD-style, hopefully a 3 clause one.
> Here's my set of questions:
> 1) Can I assume the more recent 3-clause BSD to also apply to that 
> version of Berkeley DB, or am I bound by the 4 clause one?
> 2) Can I reasonably argue that htdig is gpl (or lgpl) if its linked 
> against a 3 or a 4 cloause BSD license? - htdig .3.1.6 builds static 
> libraries (.a) it links against.
> In thope to not to be completely off-topic here
> Robert Ribnitz
> Debian Maintainer  of htdig, NM in application.
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