PDFlib license clarification request
I'm ITP'ing PDFlib which has an "Aladdin Free Public License". The
full text is available from
which in short and non-legal terms comes down to
- you may develop free software with PDFlib, provided you make all of your
own source code publicly available
- you may develop software for your own use with PDFlib as long as you don't
- you may redistribute PDFlib non-commercially
- you may redistribute PDFlib on digital media for a fee if the complete
contents of the media are freely redistributable.
I'm not so sure about the last two items. They smell like non-free to me.
I also intend to package the Perl module PDFlib (Debian poackage will be
called 'libpdflib-perl') which has the same license as Perl itself. This
one has to go in contrib if PDFlib goes in non-free.
The module Apache::AxKit::Language::AxPoint of the AxKit package and Perl
module XML::Handler::AxPoint are dependent on that Perl module. Am I right
in thinking these latter two also have to go in contrib then?
Ardo van Rangelrooij
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