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Re: [Jeff Squyres <jsquyres@lsc.nd.edu>] New LAM/MPI license

isn't this just the same Artistic license as Perl, etc is released

looks like it (i just skimmed), in which case it's DFSG-free.

On Tue, Feb 20, 2001 at 09:07:18AM -0500, Camm Maguire wrote:
> Greetings!  The lam upstream authors just sent me this notice of their
> intent to change their license from the current GPL.  Does this pose
> any problems for Debian?
> Take care,
> -- 
> Camm Maguire			     			camm@enhanced.com
> ==========================================================================
> "The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens."  --  Baha'u'llah
> ------- Start of forwarded message -------
> Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 08:28:28 -0500 (EST)
> From: Jeff Squyres <jsquyres@lsc.nd.edu>
> To: Anas Nashif - SuSE <nashif@suse.de>,
>    Black Lab Linux <suggest@blacklablinux.com>,
>    Camm Maguire - Debian <camm@enhanced.com>,
>    Mike Wangsmo - RedHat <wanger@redhat.com>,
>    Tom Rini - LinuxPPC <trini@kernel.crashing.org>,
>    =?X-UNKNOWN?Q?Trond_Eivind_Glomsr=F8d?= <teg@redhat.com>,
>    Yanick Cote <yanick@OpenBSD.ORG>, Todd Fries <todd@fries.net>
> Subject: New LAM/MPI license
> Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.31.0102200826420.8599-100000@queeg.squyres.com>
> MIME-Version: 1.0
> Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII
> Greetings.
> Just wanted to give you a heads up that we will be changing the license of
> LAM/MPI soon.  The goal is still to have a license such that folks like
> you can still use LAM/MPI any way that you want -- i.e., distribute it,
> change it, charge support for it, etc., etc.
> The reason that we are doing this is because our group will be leaving
> Notre Dame within the next few months and moving to Indiana University.
> This is public knowledge, but we haven't really announced it yet (so
> please don't say anything on the list yet, for example).
> Can you have a look at the license below (it's the "artistic" license) and
> let me know if this will be suitable for you?  From my reading of it, it
> is, but I wanted to check with you as well.  This is one of the possible
> licenses that we're considering; please let me know if you see any
> show-stoppers below.
> ------
> Copyright 1998-2001, .........
> Authors: ........
> The LAM/MPI "Artistic License"
> Preamble
> The intent of this document is to state the conditions under which a
> Package may be copied, such that the Copyright Holder maintains some
> semblance of artistic control over the development of the package,
> while giving the users of the package the right to use and distribute
> the Package in a more-or-less free fashion, plus the right to make
> reasonable modifications.
> Definitions
> "Package" refers to the collection of files distributed by the Copyright
> Holder, and derivatives of that collection of files created through
> textual modification.
> "Standard Version" refers to such a Package if it has not been modified,
> or has been modified in accordance with the wishes of the Copyright Holder
> as specified below.
> "Copyright Holder" is whoever is named in the copyright or copyrights for
> the package.
> "You" is you, if you're thinking about copying or distributing this
> Package.
> "Reasonable copying fee" is whatever you can justify on the basis of media
> cost, duplication charges, time of people involved, and so on. (You will
> not be required to justify it to the Copyright Holder, but only to the
> computing community at large as a market that must bear the fee.)
> "Freely Available" means that no fee is charged for the item itself,
> though there may be fees involved in handling the item. It also means that
> recipients of the item may redistribute it under the same conditions they
> received it.
> 1. You may make and give away verbatim copies of the source form of the
> Standard Version of this Package without restriction, provided that you
> duplicate all of the original copyright notices and associated
> disclaimers.
> 2. You may apply bug fixes, portability fixes and other modifications
> derived from the Public Domain or from the Copyright Holder. A Package
> modified in such a way shall still be considered the Standard Version.
> 3. You may otherwise modify your copy of this Package in any way,
> provided that you insert a prominent notice in each changed file
> stating how and when you changed that file, and provided that you do
> at least ONE of the following:
>   a. place your modifications in the Public Domain or otherwise make
>     them Freely Available, such as by posting said modifications to Usenet
>     or an equivalent medium, or placing the modifications on a major
>     archive site such as uunet.uu.net, or by allowing the Copyright Holder
>     to include your modifications in the Standard Version of the Package.
>   b. use the modified Package only within your corporation or organization.
>   c. rename any non-standard types and functions so the names do not
>     conflict with Standard Vibrary, which must also be provided, and
>     provide a separate documentation for each non-standard type of function
>     that clearly documents how it differs from the Standard Version.
>   d. make other distribution arrangements with the Copyright Holder.
> 4. You may charge a reasonable copying fee for any distribution of this
> Package. You may charge any fee you choose for support of this
> Package. You may not charge a fee for this Package itself. However,
> you may distribute this Package in aggregate with other (possibly
> commercial) programs as part of a larger (possibly commercial)
> software distribution provided that you do not advertise this Package
> as a product of your own.
> 5. The name of the Copyright Holder may not be used to endorse or
> promote products derived from this software without specific prior
> written permission.
> By way of example, but not limitation, Licensor MAKES NO
> The Authors and .... shall not be held liable for any liability nor for
> any direct, indirect or consequential damages with respect to any claim by
> LICENSEE or any third party on account of or arising from this Agreement
> or use of this software.
> Any disputes arising out of this Agreement or LICENSEE'S use of the
> software at any time shall be resolved by the courts of the state of
> Indiana.  LICENSEE hereby consents to the jurisdiction of the Indiana
> courts and waives the right to challenge the jurisdiction thereof in
> any dispute arising out of this Agreement or Licensee's use of the
> software.
> -----
> {+} Jeff Squyres
> {+} squyres@cse.nd.edu
> {+} Perpetual Obsessive Notre Dame Student Craving Utter Madness
> {+} "I came to ND for 4 years and ended up staying for a decade"
> ------- End of forwarded message -------
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