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Re: License review for lsblibchk

On Tue, Sep 30, 2003 at 10:44:38AM -0700, Matt Taggart wrote:
> I would like to know if the following license meets the DFSG and is ok for me 
> to upload the software to main(or if not, what needs to change). The software 
> is "lsblibchk", a tool for checking the LSB compliance of a runtime 
> environment or build environment. The source was downloaded from,
> ftp://ftp.freestandards.org/pub/lsb/test_suites/released-1.3.0/source/runtime/l
> sblibchk-1.3.5.tar.gz
> and in the source tarball it contains two files, "License" and "Artistic". I 
> have attached them. It uses a standard artistic license but there are some 
> exceptions it makes which I'm concerned about. Please take a look and let me 
> know what you think.

Leaving aside all the other issues, please ask upstream to replace the
Artistic license with the Clarified Artistic license. The Artistic
license is highly questionable as a free software license, due to poor

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