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Re: is the Clearthought Software License free?

Andrew Donnellan wrote:
On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 9:23 PM, jochen georges <gnugeo@gnugeo.de> wrote:
hello debian-legal team,

i wrote a small java-app which i want to make a deian package from.
the code, that i wrote is under gpl, but i used the "TableLayout"-library
which has the following licence
 * ====================================================================
 * The Clearthought Software License, Version 1.0
 * Copyright (c) 2001 Daniel Barbalace.  All rights reserved.
 * Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
 * modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
 * are met:
 * 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
 *    notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
 * 2. The original software may not be altered.  However, the classes
 *    provided may be subclasses as long as the subclasses are not
 *    packaged in the info.clearthought package or any subpackage of
 *    info.clearthought.

"The original software may not be altered" - it's non-free, unfortunately :(

IMHO this point has an other meaning:
if you alter the code, you need to change the name (class name),
i.e. the modified file could be info.mymymy.clearthought.

I think it is covered by "Integrity of The Author's Source Code",
but I'm not sure to interpret the point 2 in the right way.


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