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Re: more copyright issues



On Thu, Mar 29, 2001 at 10:01:57PM +0200, Jörgen Hägg wrote:
> Going thru the files I found more copyright notices, the files have different
> copyrights (sorry for the wasted bandwith).
> It seems as if the code has been modified/written both at Purdue and Ohio State.
> 
> Can this be accepted as free (for Debian)?

This is DFSG, but code under this license is not GPL-compatible (clause 2
is reminiscent of the BSD advertising clause).  The code under the license
you posted previously (Purdue's copyright) *is* GPL-compatible.  Just FYI.
GPL compatibility can be important.

> Copyright (c) 1990 The Ohio State University.
> All rights reserved.
>  
> Redistribution and use in source and binary forms are permitted
> provided that: (1) source distributions retain this entire copyright
> notice and comment, and (2) distributions including binaries display
> the following acknowledgement:  ``This product includes software
> developed by The Ohio State University and its contributors''
> in the documentation or other materials provided with the distribution
> and in all advertising materials mentioning features or use of this
> software. Neither the name of the University nor the names of its
> contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived
> from this software without specific prior written permission.
> THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED ``AS IS'' AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR 
> IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED
> WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

-- 
G. Branden Robinson             |    I suspect Linus wrote that in a
Debian GNU/Linux                |    complicated way only to be able to have
branden@debian.org              |    that comment in there.
http://www.debian.org/~branden/ |    -- Lars Wirzenius

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