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Nathanael Nerode <neroden@fastmail.fm> writes:

> Unfortunately, there are DFSG-freeness issues in the package.
>>The package also contains code derived from RFC 3174 (SHA1). The code is
>>distributed with the following copyright notice by the Internet Society:
>>Partly copyright (C) The Internet Society (2001).  All Rights Reserved.
>>This document [RFC3174] and translations of it may be copied and furnished
>>to others, and derivative works that comment on or otherwise explain it or
>>assist in its implementation may be prepared, copied, published and
> ...
> This is a notorious problem.  This is the RFC license, and it's non-free.

To resolve this, please consider asking the author of RFC 3174 to
grant additional rights.  If he wrote the code, he owns the copyright
to it.

The copyright notice in RFCs does NOT mean that the Internet Society
holds a copyright claim on the text in the RFC.  See:
<https://rt.psg.com/Ticket/Display.html?id=1212>.  That's a very
surprising situation, but that's where the IETF is right now.


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