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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 
>    qhull_bug@geom.umn.edu; 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 - dstarner98@aasaa.ofe.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

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