Re: libgsm: right to distribute
Simon Neininger <email@example.com> wrote:
> Copyright 1992, 1993, 1994 by Jutta Degener and Carsten Bormann,
> Technische Universitaet Berlin
> Any use of this software is permitted provided that this notice is not
> removed and that neither the authors nor the Technische Universitaet Berlin
> are deemed to have made any representations as to the suitability of this
> software for any purpose nor are held responsible for any defects of
> this software. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY FOR THIS SOFTWARE.
> As a matter of courtesy, the authors request to be informed about uses
> this software has found, about bugs in this software, and about any
> improvements that may be of general interest.
> Berlin, 28.11.1994
> Jutta Degener
> Carsten Bormann
> Does the term "Any use" give the user the right to distribute libgsm?
Not necessarily. You should get a clarification from the copyright
holders. In particular, Debian needs the right to copy, modify, and
distribute modified versions.