Re: Qhull's licence
On Mon, Nov 15, 1999 at 01:16:48AM +0100, Rafael Laboissiere wrote:
> I am considering to package Qhull, available at
> http://www.geom.umn.edu/software/qhull/, but I am wondering whether its
> licence is DFSG-compliant. Here is its COPYING.txt file:
Why do you think it might not be?
> via anonymous ftp from geom.umn.edu. It may be freely copied, modified,
> and redistributed under the following conditions:
This is the big thing - all the permissions necessary.
> 1. All copyright notices must remain intact in all files.
> 2. A copy of this text file must be distributed along with any copies
> of Qhull that you redistribute; this includes copies that you have
> modified, or copies of programs or other software products that
> include Qhull.
> 3. If you modify Qhull, you must include a notice giving the
> name of the person performing the modification, the date of
> modification, and the reason for such modification.
> 4. When distributing modified versions of Qhull, or other software
> products that include Qhull, you must provide notice that the original
> source code may be obtained as noted above.
> 5. There is no warranty or other guarantee of fitness for Qhull, it is
> provided solely "as is". Bug reports or fixes may be sent to
> email@example.com; the authors may or may not act on them as
> they desire.
It's mostly fairly standard "keep our copyrights on the stuff, and
don't mess with anything." I think it's DFSG-free.
David Starner - firstname.lastname@example.org
I see no trend at all, except toward women playing mean and ugly
sociopaths who are good at killing and who enjoy dark powers. Maybe
it's just my friends?
-- Dr. Kromm, on who plays what type of character in RPGs