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Re: Bug#131997 acknowledged by developer (Bug#131997: fixed in glut 3.7-12)

reopen 131997

>    * GLUT headers and examples are actually DFSG free,
>      see debian/copyright (Closes: #131997)

The headers say

/* Copyright (c) Mark J. Kilgard, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998. */

/* This program is freely distributable without licensing fees  and is
   provided without guarantee or warrantee expressed or  implied. This
   program is -not- in the public domain. */

and debian/copyright says

  NOTICE:  The OpenGL Utility Toolkit (GLUT) distribution contains source
  code published in a book titled "Programming OpenGL for the X Window
  System" (ISBN: 0-201-48359-9) published by Addison-Wesley.  The
  programs and associated files contained in the distribution were
  developed by Mark J. Kilgard and are Copyright 1994, 1995, 1996 by Mark
  J. Kilgard (unless otherwise noted).  The programs are not in the
  public domain, but they are freely distributable without licensing
  fees.  These programs are provided without guarantee or warrantee
  expressed or implied.

That's not a DFSG-free license - there's no right to modify given. I've
been told that the author basically means the X11 license, but if so,
then he needs to state that, and that needs to be included in the

David Starner / Давид Старнзр - starner@okstate.edu
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