License of Meschach
I have a small question regarding whether the license of the Meschach
library (which is currently in main) is DFSG free or not. The DFSG
The license of a Debian component may not restrict any party from
selling or giving away the software as a component of an aggregate
software distribution containing programs from several different
sources. The license may not require a royalty or other fee for
However, the license of the Meschach library states that:
No charge is made for this software or works derived from it.
This clause shall not be construed as constraining other software
distributed on the same medium as this software, nor is a
distribution fee considered a charge.
English is not my native language, and IANAL, so I would like to hear
about your opinions on this one. The affected Debian packages, I
believe, include meschach and meschach-dev.
-- Chuan-kai Lin