On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 04:03:53PM +0200, Francesco Poli wrote:
On Sun, 18 Oct 2009 15:28:30 +0200 Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
September 25 CMap files was updated in Ghostscript Subversion, with the following license:>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.Mmmmh, it seems that you didn't *fully* quote the text of the new license...
I believe that I quoted the _license_ part of a CMap source header, deliberately leaving out the _copyright_ and _disclaimer_ parts, ad I considered those irrelevant for the question at hand.
Please do educate me if that was a) incorrectly separated, b) bad style to leave out those other parts for questions like this or c) something else was wrong with what I did.
Here is verbatim the top 43 lines of that same CMap file, rev10096 of http://svn.ghostscript.com/ghostscript/trunk/gs/Resource/CMap/78-EUC-H :
%!PS-Adobe-3.0 Resource-CMap %%DocumentNeededResources: ProcSet (CIDInit) %%IncludeResource: ProcSet (CIDInit) %%BeginResource: CMap (78-EUC-H) %%Title: (78-EUC-H Adobe Japan1 0) %%Version: 10.003 %%Copyright: ----------------------------------------------------------- %%Copyright: Copyright 1990-2009 Adobe Systems Incorporated. %%Copyright: All rights reserved. %%Copyright: %%Copyright: Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or %%Copyright: without modification, are permitted provided that the %%Copyright: following conditions are met: %%Copyright: %%Copyright: Redistributions of source code must retain the above %%Copyright: copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following %%Copyright: disclaimer. %%Copyright: %%Copyright: Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above %%Copyright: copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following %%Copyright: disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials %%Copyright: provided with the distribution.. %%Copyright: %%Copyright: Neither the name of Adobe Systems Incorporated nor the names %%Copyright: of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote %%Copyright: products derived from this software without specific prior %%Copyright: written permission.. %%Copyright: %%Copyright: THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND %%Copyright: CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, %%Copyright: INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF %%Copyright: MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE %%Copyright: DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER OR %%Copyright: CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, %%Copyright: SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT %%Copyright: NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; %%Copyright: LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) %%Copyright: HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN %%Copyright: CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR %%Copyright: OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS %%Copyright: SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. %%Copyright: ----------------------------------------------------------- %%EndComments
Commit message indicates that Ghostscript project interpret the new license as allowing modifications. I would like to have the legal teams opinion on whether this new license is acceptable for the Debian project.[...] According to recent news about this re-licensing, the newly adopted license is a BSD license: http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2009/09/msg00044.html
Oh, above thread started as a dialog with Masayuki Hatta. Odd that he did not inform his fellow package maintainers of Ghostscript... :-/
The blog post cited in the above message is: http://bonedaddy.net/pabs3/log/2009/09/24/adobe-data-freed/ and the actual text of the new license is: http://opensource.adobe.com/wiki/display/cmap/License which is basically the 3-clause BSD license.
Oh, ok. I did not recognize it as BSD license. Thanks for the clarification.
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