Re: Please review license change for cl-defsystem3
Very well guys. :) Looks like everybody is happy.
Just give me some time and I will make the changes to the license and
make a new release on CLOCC.
Stay tuned for the announcement.
> Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 12:29:14 -0500
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> On Fri, Nov 22, 2002 at 09:46:38AM -0700, Kevin Rosenberg wrote:
> > I've been in contact with the authors and Copyright holders to
> > mk-defsystem. They are agreeable to changing the license as
> > follows. My opinion is that it is DFSG-compatible, but they'd like the
> > opinion of the the experts before changing the license.
> > Thanks!
> Thanks for following up!
> > ;;; Copyright (c) 1989 - 1999 Mark Kantrowitz. All rights reserved.
> > ;;; 1999 - 2002 Mark Kantrowitz and Marco Antoniotti. All
> > ;;; rights reserved.
> > ;;; Use, copying, modification, merging, publishing, distribution
> > ;;; and/or sale of this software, source and/or binary files and
> > ;;; associated documentation files (the "Software") and of derivative
> > ;;; works based upon this Software are permitted, as long as the
> > ;;; following conditions are met:
> > ;;; o this copyright notice is included intact and is prominently
> > ;;; visible in the Software
> > ;;; o if modifications have been made to the source code of the
> > ;;; this package that have not been adopted for inclusion in the
> > ;;; official version of MK-DEFSYSTEM as maintained by the Copyright
> (silly nitpick)
> It's not necessary to capitalize "copyright".
> > ;;; holders, then the modified package MUST CLEARLY identify that
> > ;;; such package is a non-standard and non-official version of
> > ;;; MK-DEFSYSTEM. Furthermore, it is strongly encouraged that any
> > ;;; modifications made to MK-DEFSYSTEM be sent via e-mail to the
> > ;;; MK-DEFSYSTEM maintainers for consideration of inclusion in the
> > ;;; official MK-DEFSYSTEM package.
> Just a suggestion, but they might want to say "the Software" instead of
> "MK-DEFSYSTEM", since they already went to the trouble of defining "the
> Software" in the first paragraph.
> But my suggestion is certainly not relevant to the DFSG.
> > ;;; THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
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> This license looks DFSG-free to me. I'd like to thank the authors/copyright
> holders for revisiting the license. I know it was some time and
> trouble, and I appreciate you making this effort.
> Any other opinions on the above license from my fellow debian-legal geeks?
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