Re: RFC: GPL plus securities industry disclaimer suitable for main?
On Fri, Oct 03, 2003 at 05:03:40PM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> > > Why do you want to include it? I can't see any indication that you have
> > Same reason as for other packages I maintain: Because it is very useful code.
> Sorry, I wanted to know why you think you have to include this text in
> the debian/copyright file. It doesn't look like a license that applies
> to redistribution to me.
Oh, sorry -- I misread you completely. As for your questions: well, we tend
to include copyright / license terms in the file debian/copyright. I usually
put non-standard stuff there, and this surely is non-standard.
> > If we can pin-point what the problem is, we have a chance at solving the
> > issue, and may just end up being able to redistribute this.
> Right now I'm not sure if there is a problem at all. It don't think it
> is necessary to inlcude upstream's terms for the _initial_ download, if
> upstream doesn't mandate it.
Interesting thought. But then they also have some not so pretty "do not
distribute" language there which is somewhat in conflict with what the GPL
is about in the first place.
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