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Re: Software license used for SHA-2 reference code

On Fri, Feb 17, 2006 at 11:27:09AM +0100, Frank Küster wrote:
> 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.

Yeah, it isn't, because under copyright law you don't *need* a license in
order to use a copy of the work.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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