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
> of the following licenses may apply to the code contained within this
> 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!
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