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Re: Software license used for SHA-2 reference code

Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:

>>    Royalty free license to copy and use this software is granted,
>>    provided that redistributed derivative works do not contain
>>    misleading author or version information.  Royalty free license is
>>    also granted to make and use derivative works provided that such
>>    works are identified as derived from this work.
> The license grants permission to use, copy, create derivative works, and
> redistribute.  The only stipulations are that the original author be
> credited, and derivative works be labeled; and there's a warranty
> disclaimer.  

And when you violate the license by distributing modified versions with
misleading information, you loose your right to copy and use the
software.  But that's not a freeness problem, I guess.

> I think this is clearly DFSG-compliant.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX)

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