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Re: Multilicense `debian/copyright` file

On Sat, Jul 14, 2012 at 01:09:21AM -0400, Aliaksei Sheshka wrote:
>    Hi debian-devel list!
>    Please help me to write a proper `debian/copyright` file.
>    Original COPYING file says:
>    Several parties hold copyright to various parts of IRRToolSet.  One or
>    more
>    of the following licenses may apply to the code contained within this
>    distribution.
>    1. USC (and occasionally USC/IBM) license
>    .....
>    2. RIPE NCC license
>    ....
>    3. GNU General Public License version 2
>    ...
>    What should put in the `debian/copyright` then ?
You got to love old software with its horribly confusing and mishmash of

The USC license is an expat style license. The RIPE NCC one is a mit
style one so they should be compatible with GPL v2.

Oh by the way they are wrong about GPL in their COPYING file.
Have a look at src/dataset/unsigned.Set.cc:

software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
the GNU Library General Public License as published by the Free
Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your
option) any later version. 

I have no idea why they have parts of the C library in the source code.
Anyhow, you probably need to collect all the license types and authors
and group them somehow.

Good luck, it looks a little messy in there!

 - Craig

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