Re: [DSFG] question: Custom hand written notice
Steve Langasek <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Thu, Feb 09, 2006 at 11:04:32AM +0200, Jari Aalto wrote:
>> I'm preparing a package and would like to hear if this licence
>> (author's voice) is DSFG free. I intend to add this to
>> The snow source code and the algorithms contained within it are free
>> for non-commercial use. Licences for commercial single-customer
>> applications will usually be granted free of charge, but contact the
>> author for confirmation.
> Certainly not; this is a clear use restriction.
>> (*)As of 29 May 1999 the source code has changed from being public
>> domain to being free for non-commercial use. However, commercial users
>> are automatically granted a licence for any use of the snow code and
>> algorithms deployed before this date.
>> Also in what section would this software go: main, non-free?
> This seems to be the same question as the one you asked above? Perhaps you
> meant to ask first whether it's ok for Debian to distribute it.
Yes, this was the intention of the second question.
> Anyway, I don't see anything in this license that constitutes
> permission to redistribute; given that the author apparently also
> doesn't know what "public domain" means, I certainly wouldn't rely
> on perceived implicit permission to redistribute the code when
> putting it into non-free.
So the correct procedure, in order to submit the package to Debian, is
to get the Author to agree with a licence that's in par with DSFG. I'll
see what I can do.
Btw, is DSFG close to OSI approved or are there list somewhere that
describes the difference?