Re: Is new license of libjcode-perl DFSG-free?
On Fri, Dec 10, 1999 at 12:07:28AM +0900, Masayuki Hatta wrote:
> Now I'm talking with the author of jcode.pl(libjcode-perl, currently in
> non-free) about changing its license. Recently he gave me the draft of new
> license for it. It goes like:
> ;# Use and redistribution for ANY PURPOSE are granted as long as all
> ;# copyright notices are retained.
> Redistribution with functional
> ;# modification is allowed provided that you demonstrate your
What does this mean? If you have to show him you modification, that would
make it not DFSG free.
> ;# modification and make your modified version distinguishable from
> ;# the original one. THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR ``AS
> ;# IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE DISCLAIMED.
> Is this DFSG-free? I think he is pretty cooperative, so there may be
> a chance to change it.
Besides the requirement that you demonstrate your modification, it's fine.
I don't know what he was trying to say there, though.
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