Re: Copyright of imaze
"Tille, Andreas" <TilleA@rki.de> writes:
> On Wed, 13 Mar 2002, Matti Koskimies wrote:
> > Well, there actually *were* some problems, mainly the package needs a
> > licensing change, which Teemu Hukkanen was looking into -- I'm not sure if
> > there's been any progress on that.
> Could xou please check whether the following license of imaze
> is DFSG free or if it has to be distributed as non-free:
> - - - iMaze - - -
> Copyright (c) 1993-2001 by Hans-Ulrich Kiel & Joerg Czeranski
> All rights reserved.
> Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
> modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are
> 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
> notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
> 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
> notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
> documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
> 3. The name of the authors may not be used to endorse or promote
> products derived from this software without specific prior written
> 4. The name ``iMaze'' may not be used for products derived from this
> software unless a prefix or a suffix is added to the name.
> THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE AUTHORS ``AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR
> IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
> WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE
> DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT,
> INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
> (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR
> SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION)
> HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT,
> STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING
> IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE
> POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
The new license is indeed DFSG compliant and can be put in main, it's a
standard BSD license with a section saying that a derived product cannot
use the name "iMaze".
For completeness, here is the old license from 1.3:
Copyright (c) 1993-1996 by Hans-Ulrich Kiel and Joerg Czeranski
Permission is granted to any individual or institution to use or copy
iMaze so long that it is not sold for profit and that this copyright
notice is retained. The source code of iMaze may ONLY be distributed
in its original, unmodified state.
Contributions and enhancements to iMaze will be appreciated,
and should be sent to us.
Teemu Hukkanen - <email@example.com> - 0x3B0BB9A9