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Re: Bug#350231: ITP: libsocket++ -- a family of C++ classes for Socket Operations

James Vega <jamessan@debian.org> writes:
> On Fri, Jan 27, 2006 at 07:52:35PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
>> James Vega <jamessan@debian.org> writes:
>> > Copyright Notice:
>> > -----------------
>> > Copyright (C) 1992-1996 Gnanasekaran Swaminathan <gs4t@virginia.edu>
>> > Permission is granted to use at your own risk and distribute this
>> > software in source and binary forms provided the above copyright notice
>> > and this paragraph are preserved on all copies.  This software is
>> > provided "as is" with no express or implied warranty.
>> That license doesn't appear to grant the right to distribute modified
>> works.

> If I'm unable to contact the original upstream for
> clarification/updating the license, this could go into non-free, right?

A license that says that Debian can't redistribute modified source is
problematic even for non-free, since it means that Debian can't fix
security vulnerabilities.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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