Linux kernel complete licence check, Q.13
Second part of the sources check. With this part, I empty my queue of the
most important files of kernel.
I wrote in this mail and in follow mails some non GPL license, but
GPL compatible, for reference and to be sure of DFSG (and GPL)
compatibility. For next parts, with less important files (mainly in
arch and drivers), I will be less pedantic.
/* +++ deflate.c */
/* deflate.c -- compress data using the deflation algorithm
* Copyright (C) 1995-1996 Jean-loup Gailly.
* For conditions of distribution and use, see copyright notice in zlib.h
The only zlib.h file in kernel sources:
/* zlib.h -- interface of the 'zlib' general purpose compression library
version 1.1.3, July 9th, 1998
Copyright (C) 1995-1998 Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler
This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied
warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages
arising from the use of this software.
Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose,
including commercial applications, and to alter it and redistribute it
freely, subject to the following restrictions:
1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not
claim that you wrote the original software. If you use this software
in a product, an acknowledgment in the product documentation would be
appreciated but is not required.
2. Altered source versions must be plainly marked as such, and must
misrepresented as being the original software.
3. This notice may not be removed or altered from any source
Jean-loup Gailly Mark Adler
The data format used by the zlib library is described by RFCs
Comments) 1950 to 1952 in the files ftp://ds.internic.net/rfc/rfc1950.txt
(zlib format), rfc1951.txt (deflate format) and rfc1952.txt (gzip
It seems to me DFSG compatiblem and also GPL compatile, right?