Re: Incomplete licence - what to do?
Hi Artur R. Czechowski,
> I would like to package a php4-rrdtool from wnpp. I noticed that this
> software has IMO incomplete licence. Full README file is available at:
> Interesting part about copyright below.
> You are free to redistribute the source provided my name is kept at
> the top of the source files as credit for the original author. I
> make no warranties to the usability of this software, nor I am
> responsible if your machine explodes (although it shouldn't).
> I think that the author's intention was to place this code in any open
> source licence but the cited paragraph is not in compliance with DFSG:
> there is no information on redistribution of modified sources and/or
It's clear that he intends the GPL from his website:
You may wish to clarify that the form of credit discussed is merely a
request. The request interpretation is reinforced by this page which links
to the licence: <http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~oetiker/webtools/rrdtool/>
The link to the licence states "You like RRDtool? There is a simple way to
show your appreciation."