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Bug#191717: automake1.6: install-sh licensing nightmare?

Package: automake1.6
Version: 1.6.3-5
Severity: serious

I noticed this from a discussion in #148412 about gimp's licensing)

mizar:[~] head -16 /usr/share/automake-1.6/install-sh 
# install - install a program, script, or datafile
# This comes from X11R5 (mit/util/scripts/install.sh).
# Copyright 1991 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
# Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute, and sell this software and its
# documentation for any purpose is hereby granted without fee, provided that
# the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that both that
# copyright notice and this permission notice appear in supporting
# documentation, and that the name of M.I.T. not be used in advertising or
# publicity pertaining to distribution of the software without specific,
# written prior permission.  M.I.T. makes no representations about the
# suitability of this software for any purpose.  It is provided "as is"
# without express or implied warranty.

Not only does automake not reproduce these notices in its documentation, as
required, but it also automatically installs a copy of install-sh into
automake-using packages when --add-missing is used.  The authors of these
other software packages are almost certainly not aware of this clause in the
install-sh license and how it affects their programs.

This problem also applies to automake1.4, and probably all other versions as

 - mdz

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