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RE: RFS: spim

OK, let's make this simple.

The Debian project has permission to distribute spim and xspim.

I'm planning on changing the license in the next release -- but not GPL, probably BSD or MIT.

Is this sufficient?


James Larus 
Cloud Computing Futures • Microsoft Research                               

-----Original Message-----
From: Ben Finney [mailto:ben+debian@benfinney.id.au] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 3:20 PM
To: debian-legal@lists.debian.org
Cc: Mackenzie Morgan; Jim Larus
Subject: Re: RFS: spim

Ben Finney <ben+debian@benfinney.id.au> writes:

> Far better than a separate statement in email, the full license terms 
> should simply be updated in a new release of the work. That way, every 
> recipient has access to the full terms under which they can act.
> Then the new license terms can be discussed as a whole here on 
> ‘debian-legal’ to see what problems remain.

That's poorly phrased. While I did mean to imply that both the above should happen, there is no necessary sequence to them. That is, discussing a new set of license terms doesn't require that the release has yet happened.

> Choosing a well-understood, widely-known free-software license (e.g.
> GNU GPL or Expat terms) would make this much simpler, of course.

Meaning that it would make the discussion much quicker, and simpler to get the work into Debian.

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