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Re: Crack license, is it free?



I am a little surprised that nobody has replied, so as I am catching up
on my mail I'll take a crack at it:

On Wed, Sep 04, 2002 at 02:26:50PM +0200, Javier Fern?ndez-Sanguino Pe?a wrote:
> (please CC: since I'm not in the list)
> 
> I understand that crack's [1] license (adjointed) is free, however, I'm
> surprised its not in Debian yet (whileas john is). I just wanted to check
> before packaging it (there's an ITP #82613 but it's almost 2 years ago),
> since it sounds DFSG-compatible to me.
> 
> Regards
> 
> Javi

<snip>
> 1.  You may make and give away verbatim copies of the source form of the
> Standard Version of this Package without restriction, provided that you
> duplicate all of the original copyright notices and associated
> disclaimers.

The give away here may be problematic, however see below:
> 5.  You may charge a reasonable copying fee for any distribution of this
> Package.  You may charge any fee you choose for support of this Package.
> YOU MAY NOT CHARGE A FEE FOR THIS PACKAGE ITSELF.  However, you may
> distribute this Package in aggregate with other (possibly commercial)
> programs as part of a larger (possibly commercial) software distribution
> provided that YOU DO NOT ADVERTISE this package as a product of your
> own.

This is decidedly not DFSG free, it can go in non-free but it can't go
in main.

Zephaniah E. Hull.

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