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Re: PHP-Nuke: A calling for votes



On Sun, Mar 09, 2003 at 05:27:54PM -0500, Glenn Maynard wrote:

> Also--a more concrete question--is it safe to distribute (even in non-free)
> programs which have upstream authors asserting broken interpretations of
> their license terms?

There have been a number of occasions where Debian has accepted informal
statements from authors as though they have the strength of more formal
licenses, both for clarifying that a package is free/distributable and
clarifying that it is not.  I think an author is allowed to assert
anything he wants to about the license of his code, because his
assertions *define* the license.  Of course, if the code isn't his, we
have a problem.


-- 
Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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