Don Armstrong schrieb: > On Thu, 16 Aug 2007, Michael Biebl wrote: >> Which contain a copyright header like this: >> >> // ==================================================================== >> // Copyright 2002-2005 Adobe Systems Incorporated >> // All Rights Reserved. >> // >> // NOTICE: Adobe permits you to use, modify, and distribute this file >> // in accordance with the terms >> // of the Adobe license agreement accompanying it. > ^-- where's the Adobe License agreement? > >> // Adobe patent application tracking #P435, entitled 'Unique markers to >> // simplify embedding data of >> // one format in a file with a different format', inventors: Sean >> // Parent, Greg Gilley. >> // ===================================================================== >> >> The interesting part is the second half of the header about the patent >> application. I was wondering if this poses any problems (in the future) >> for Debian to distribute this software. TBH I don't really understand >> how to interpret this sentence. > > Really depends on what the license agreement says; if we're lucky, it > allows us to use it and makes the patent not particularly usefull. Sorry, forgot to add the link to the license. Here it goes: http://gitweb.freedesktop.org/?p=users/hub/exempi.git;a=blob;hb=HEAD;f=COPYING and a copy of it: ============================================================================== This package is based off Adobe XMP SDK 4.1.1, distributed under the BSD license reproduced thereafter for convenience and available in docs/BSD-License.txt This package is licensed under the same license. The BSD License Copyright (c) 1999 - 2007, Adobe Systems Incorporated All rights reserved. Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met: * Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution. * Neither the name of Adobe Systems Incorporated, nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission. THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. ============================================================================== Cheers, Michael -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
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