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Re: Bug#302242: ITP: php4-dbase -- dBase module for php4

On Thu, 2005-03-31 at 10:46 +0200, Piotr Roszatycki wrote:
> What is the real license for this module? The copyright info is very unclear.

Sorry about that.  I wasn't sure about the level of detail an ITP should

The package will end up in non-free, unfortunately.  While the parts of
the module written by The PHP Group are licensed under the PHP License,
some of it is based on older code.

Relevant part of the copyright file, with comments by the last
maintainer, Ondrej Sury, looks as follows:

The libdbf copyright follows here:

This has been heavily hacked up from what was released to
comp.sources.misc, volume43 by Jim Winstead <jimw@php.net> for use in
PHP 3.0.

The original source can be found at any decent comp.sources.misc
archive.  For example,



        DBF - xbase manipulation package
        Copyright (c) Brad Eacker, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994

        Permission is granted to distribute and use the source,
        documentation files and/or compiled binaries associated with dbf
        for non-commercial use. No charges may be made for such

        This notice and a all documentation must be passed along with
        all distributed copies.

        No responsibility is taken for any errors or inaccuracies
        inherent either to the documentation or the code for this
        program, but, if reported to me, an attempt will be made to fix

        Author: Brad Eacker

// Kim Lundgren

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