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Re: Licence Query: petris (new package)

On Sun, Feb 22, 2004 at 10:29:25PM +1100, Andree Leidenfrost wrote:
> I have started packaging petris, a command line tetris clone
> (http://home1.stofanet.dk/peter-seidler/).
> The README says:
>   You can do whatever you want with the program, it's Public Domain.
>   (however, it would be nice of you to credit me if you found anything
>   of this useful).
> Is this DFSG compliant? If not, what would be the closest to this that
> would be?
> [The package is supposed to go into main (in fact it is meant to be part
> of the fix for bug #233605).]

This is DFSG-compliant in the U.S., but statements that a work is in the
"public domain", as I understand it, may be void in many other
jurisdictions relevant to Debian.

I'd recommend a public-domain & MIT/X11 dual-"license" to handle this

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Debian GNU/Linux                   |    of science are condemned to
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