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Re: RFC: the new license for IBPP



On Fri, 31 Mar 2006 09:48:53 +0300 Damyan Ivanov wrote:

[...]
> Francesco Poli wrote:
> > What if I want to modify the library itself and distribute the
> > result by itself?
> 
> This is not permitted, AFAIU.

Then, I don't think the library can be considered DFSG-free...

> 
> > Why have I to be annoyed by this "wrap it in some silly container
> > work" requirement?
> > 
> > Better to adopt the actual Expat license
> > (http://www.jclark.com/xml/copying.txt), IMHO.
> 
> I see your point and I agree. But the author deliberately modified
> Expat license to include the above terms.
> 
> So the questions is: "Is this DFSG-free or not?"

As stated above, I don't think it is...

> Please bear in mind
> that IBPP is really to be used in FlameRobin's packaging, not by
> itself.

I see, but imagine which permissions someone would get, if he/she wanted
to extract IBPP from FlameRobin's source...


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