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Re: New Adobe CMaps license free enough for Debian?

On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 11:22:12AM +0100, MJ Ray wrote:
Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
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.

I think it's probably important to have the disclaimer because some
licensors have tried to slip licence restrictions or liabilities into
what they labelled as disclaimers; and it's useful to know the
copyright holder in case it's one of the few that insists on
particular interpretations of terms like "use".

It also makes it slightly easier to spot common-licenses and compare
with them with wdiff because they are included in debian whole.

Thanks for asking.  I've nothing much to add to other comments on
the substantial question.  ccing as originally requested.

Hope that helps,

It certainly helps - all the input from you guys!

I will now go through my (or "my" where team-maintained) 90+ packages and make sure disclaimers are included.

...oh, a related question: when including disclaimer of older GPL-licenses then lintian complains that the address is wrong - but isn't it wrong of us to "correct" that, as then the text is no longer "verbatim"?

(sorry if this is a FAQ somewhere)


 - Jonas

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