Fwd: ITP: tct (The coroner's toolkit)
Andrew Stribblehill wrote:
Could you confirm that the IBM public license is valid and that
the below-mentioned mix of licenses is allowable in main?
Systems Programmer IT Service, University of Durham, England
License: Parts are IBM Public License v1
(http://www.fish.com/tct/LICENSE) and the rest is a very
slightly-modified BSD license (http://www.fish.com/tct/COPYRIGHT).
Umm, I don't think that the "slightly-modified" BSD license is free,
since it has the statement:
No charge, other than an "at-cost" distribution fee, may be
charged for copies, derivations, or distributions of this material
without the express written consent of the copyright holders.
This prevents someone from selling CD's to make a profit, which runs
into problems with the DFSG. So it can't go in main. As for your
original question, I don't think that there is a collision between the
licenses. Section 3 of the IBM license talks about distributing under
a different license. As long as the original IBM code is still
available under the IBM license, everything is kosher.