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