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license clarification for IRRToolSet



Hi *,

what do you make of that? IRRToolSet is the Internet Routing Registry
Toolset from RIPE containing very useful tools for admins of autonomous
systems. I am pondering packaging it, so I took a look at its license
and found that each source file contains two copyright statements and
licenses. The copyright is now at RIPE NCC and they have a BSD-style (?)
license. But below that is the notice from the old copyright holder
(USC) with a license that only allows 'non-commercial' use and is thus
non-free. See the complete text below. Now is this software DFSG-free or
not?

Thanks, Joerg

// Copyright (c) 2001,2002                        RIPE NCC
//
// All Rights Reserved
//
// Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its
// documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted,
// 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 the author not be
// used in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of the
// software without specific, written prior permission.
//
// THE AUTHOR DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THIS SOFTWARE, INCLUDING
// ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS; IN NO EVENT SHALL
// AUTHOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY
// DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN
// AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF
// OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SOFTWARE.
//
//
//  Copyright (c) 1994 by the University of Southern California
//  All rights reserved.
//
//  Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its
//  documentation in source and binary forms for lawful non-commercial
//  purposes and without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above
//  copyright notice appear in all copies and that both the copyright
//  notice and this permission notice appear in supporting documentation,
//  and that any documentation, advertising materials, and other materials
//  related to such distribution and use acknowledge that the software was
//  developed by the University of Southern California, Information
//  Sciences Institute. The name of the USC may not be used to endorse or
//  promote products derived from this software without specific prior
//  written permission.
//
//  THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DOES NOT MAKE ANY
//  REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THIS SOFTWARE FOR ANY
//  PURPOSE.  THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR
//  IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED
//  WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
//  TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
//
//  IN NO EVENT SHALL USC, OR ANY OTHER CONTRIBUTOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY
//  SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT,
//  OR OTHER FORM OF ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH, THE USE
//  OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SOFTWARE.
//
//  Questions concerning this software should be directed to
//  ratoolset@isi.edu.
//
//  Author(s): Cengiz Alaettinoglu <cengiz@ISI.EDU>
//             John Mehringer <mehringe@isi.edu>


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Joerg "joergland" Wendland
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