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Re: Bug#294559: A very permitive license.

Martin Samuelsson <debianbts@cos.user.lysator.liu.se> writes:

> (Resending this since my Cc to debial-legal got lost the first time)
> A fair while ago I consulted debian-legal on the public domain license
> and got the polite reply from Glenn Maynard stating that problems
> might exist with it not disclaiming warranty.
> Further discussion with upstream created this short license:
>     Netbiff may be redistributed in any form without restriction.
>     Netbiff comes with NO WARRANTY.
> Since this is a new license I'm asking debian-legal for completeness if
> there could be any problems with this licensing? It should be DFSG free
> as far as I can understand, right?

It doesn't explicitly allow distributing modified versions.  Maybe
"any form" was intended to include modifications, but it's not
obvious.  Why not just use the BSD or MIT license?

Måns Rullgård

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