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Re: ImageJ 2 :(

On 31-Jan-03, 03:24 (CST), Paolo Ariano <click.it@libero.it> wrote: 
> Il gio, 2003-01-30 alle 22:30, David Turner ha scritto:
> > The ImageJ website is at NIH, as is the author's email address.  So,
> > it's probably a US Government work, and therefore public domain.
> sorry for my ignorance but therefore ? if it is in public domain i can
> use it to pack for debian under another name as he wrote or not as
> someone is writing ?

If it is truly in the public domain, you can do whatever you want with

The problem is that the author seems confused, in that he's specified
to different licenses (well, one (almost) open-source license, and one
declaration that the software is public domain), and doesn't seem to be
be completely cognizant of what either of those terms mean.

I'd suggest writing back with short but clear descriptions of both "open
source" and "public domain" mean, and ask him to clarify, because right
now we don't know what he wants. If you'd like help writing this up, I'm
sure d-l would be glad to help.


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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