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Re: License DSFG-free?



On [03/12/02  4:29], Brian M. Carlson wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 02, 2002 at 09:25:43AM +0100, Christian Kurz wrote:
> > according to my ITP on debian-devel and in the BTS, I'm going to package
> > tinycdb. First the current license for this package:

> > |This package is written by Michael Tokarev, based on ideas and API
> > |found in cdb-0.75 package by D.J.Bernstein, http://cr.yp.to/cdb.html.
> > |
> > |You can do whatever you like with this package.  The code is placed
> > |at the public domain.

> Public domain is free. One manpage calls it something like "the only
> true free".

So this part would be enough as license statement for the package?

> > |This package is distributed in a hope it will be useful, but
> > |WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
> > |MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

> However, because a program that is in the public domain has no copyright
> (and can therefore have no license), you cannot technically disclaim
> warranty. Well, you can, but you do not have the option of saying, "If
> you do not accept the fact there is no warranty, you cannot use the
> program", as in the GPL, MIT, BSD, Apache, or other licenses.

So does that mean that the second paragraph of the license as stated
above is unnecessary and doesn't need to be included? So shall the
upstream author remove it?

Christian
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