comments on String::LRC license
Is this license considered DFSG free? The part that seems like it might
be troublesome is the "The author makes no representations of possessing
full or partial copyright to the LRC code nor the algorythyms used in this
module, as said is either public knowledge or inspired by multiple
Full text of license follows:
License to use this module/library and make use of in derivative works is
Ais granted to all, freely, provided that this module is identified as
"derived from R Padron" and notice of other contributors be provided in
any material referencing or mentioning this module. The author makes no
representations of possessing full or partial copyright to the LRC code
nor the algorythyms used in this module, as said is either public
knowledge or inspired by multiple sources.
LRC algorithms taken from combination of sources:
1. Public Specifications, EIS 1081, San Francisco, CA:
2. QWEST Communications, Inc. Tech Publication 77359,
Module 5, Issue 1, October 2001. pg 36.
3. Tanenbaum, A. S., Computer Networks, 3rd ed.
pp. 186-190Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Vrije Univ., 1996.
The module is inspired by the previous uses the author has had for
the LRC generation algorythm; Inspiration for and partial code snippets
for initial value and lrc generation of file data provided from
Soenke J. Peters' String::CRC32.
The author makes no representations concerning either the merchantability
of this software or the suitability of this software for any particular
purpose. It is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty of
These notices must be retained in any copies of any part of this
documentation and/or software.