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Re: Incomplete licence - what to do?

Hi Artur R. Czechowski,

> Hello
> I would like to package a php4-rrdtool from wnpp[1]. I noticed that this
> software has IMO incomplete licence. Full README file is available at:
> http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~oetiker/webtools/rrdtool/pub/contrib/php4-rrdtool-1.03.txt
> 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
> binaries.

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."


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