Re: Is new license of libjcode-perl DFSG-free?
On Thu, Dec 09, 1999 at 03:21:44PM -0600, David Starner wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 10, 1999 at 12:07:28AM +0900, Masayuki Hatta wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 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
For me i sounds like : you have to tell what did you changed
(in some file for example) cause author dont want bug reports
that something dont work bet he didnt make it really.
> 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.