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Re: UW gave permission for PINE

On Wed, Mar 03, 1999 at 04:31:33PM -0800, Paul Nathan Puri wrote:
> > Just kidding.  UW usually takes a while to respond.  They told me that
> > distribution is ok if I append the letter "L" to the of the file (i.e.
> > pine-396L_i386.deb.  And some legal disclaimer.  In the dir where pine
> > will live in debian.org's site, probably a PINE-README would be needed to
> > give the 'this is distributed by permission' and the other copyright and
> > trademark notices.  

Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> wrote:
> How many silly restricitions can we bear?

I have to agree here.

The directory structure where the .deb file appears is generally
accessed by programs that would never even notice a PINE-README file --
not just the programs which read the directory but the programs which
write the directories.

It would be about as useful to ask that we rename the .deb so that its
name is a properly formed copyright notice.  [No, I don't think that
my rhetorical suggestion here should be taken seriously.]

To achieve the effect that they're probably after they should be asking
to have that notice placed in the package description field.


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