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Re: New Adobe CMaps license free enough for Debian?

On Sun, 18 Oct 2009 19:05:44 +0200 Jonas Smedegaard wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 04:03:53PM +0200, Francesco Poli wrote:
> >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,

I would say you left out the third clause, which is the difference
between the 3-clause BSD license and the 2-clause BSD license... 

> b) bad style 
> to leave out those other parts for questions like this

I personally think that the copyright notice is important to quote too,
as we are talking about a specific work, rather than about a license in
a vacuum.

Moreover, the disclaimer is typically "attached" to the license, and is
part of the legal text that grants the permissions we need.
In some licenses, it is even more entwined with the rest of the legal
I think the disclaimer should be fully quoted too.

> 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 :

This seems to actually correspond to


> >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.

You're welcome!  :-)

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