Re: Bug#551026: ITP: xcite -- exciting cite utility for Emacsen
* TANIGUCHI Takaki <email@example.com>, 2009-10-15, 11:35:
* Package name : xcite
Version : 1.58
Upstream Author : HIROSE Yuuji [firstname.lastname@example.org]
* URL or Web page : http://www.gentei.org/~yuuji/software/
* License : original
This software is distributed as a free software without any
warranty to anything as a result of using this. Especially, I
am not responsible for the case when you cite your friend's mail
with a silly citation prefix in a serious situation :)
* Can I incorporate this program into Debian package?
Upstream's agreement neither a necessary nor a sufficient condition for
a piece of software to be included in Debian. First of all, it needs to
have a clear, DFSG-free license attached...
This "Yes" is NOT a special answer only for Debian.
My recognition on `free software' is not the permanently
constant notion. Therefore I won't define the fixed license
sentences at any moment of my life.
...which upstream refuses to provide.
All I can say now is I hope
the free software be; freely usable, freely (re-)distributable
without any charge for itself, freely modifiable unless the
original author(=me)'s copyrights are infringed or neglected,
absolutely not responsible to any result from itself. If there
is A license clauses which implies these points above in some
era, this software can be classified into the group that the
clauses want to assume as `free'.
This wording is far too vague. Please bug upstream to use a well-known