Re: permission to remove the "When you use this, send an email to" requirement from the MTRand code
You hereby have my permission to remove the clause referring to me, email@example.com
Richard J. Wagner
On Sep 25, 2008, at 6:56 PM, Raphael Geissert wrote:
At Debian we have recently stumbled upon a "hidden" clause in
code file included in PHP since php4. Since this clause is not free
of the Debian Free Software Guidelines (DFSG) it prevents us
distributing the php interpreter.
I am thereby asking for your permission to remove the clause; but I
you to give permission to *anybody* and not just Debian, as
would be a violation of the DFSG.
Although Shawn Cokus and Richard J. Wagner stated that it would be
CC them it would be nice to get an OK by them too.
When replying please send a copy of the message to, at least, the
 It was not noticed until a couple of weeks ago by Jan Wagner,
the problem at http://bugs.debian.org/499471
 From php's ext/standard/rand.c:
The original code included the following notice:
When you use this, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
with an appropriate reference to your work.
It would be nice to CC: email@example.com and
Cokus@math.washington.edu when you write.