Jabber Yahoo transport license
I'm looking at packaging the Yahoo transport for Jabber. However, in
preparing my first draft of the package, I noticed thre of the files are
licensed under completely different licenses from the rest of the work.
The most of the source fiels are licensed under the GPL. However two of
them (md5.c and md5.h) appear to be licensed under some custom license:
Copyright (C) 1999 Aladdin Enterprises. All rights reserved.
This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied
warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages
arising from the use of this software.
Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose,
including commercial applications, and to alter it and redistribute it
freely, subject to the following restrictions:
1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not
claim that you wrote the original software. If you use this software
in a product, an acknowledgment in the product documentation would be
appreciated but is not required.
2. Altered source versions must be plainly marked as such, and must not be
misrepresented as being the original software.
3. This notice may not be removed or altered from any source distribution.
L. Peter Deutsch
The third yahoo-transport.h is licensed under the Jabber Open Source License.
So, my question is whether this is a compatible licensing, and whether
it fits Debian's definition of Free.
The full source for the transport can be found here:
Jamin W. Collins
This is the typical unix way of doing things: you string together lots
of very specific tools to accomplish larger tasks. -- Vineet Kumar