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Re: One-line licence statement


On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 09:57:58PM +0100, Simon McVittie wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Apr 2010 at 20:34:05 +0200, Franck Joncourt wrote:
> > As a matter of fact upstream tries to find something as close as possible to the
> > public domain but keeping the copyright holders. It is a matter of *how to
> > write it?*
> A 2-line version that seems good is the one Joey Hess uses for the parts
> of ikiwiki that get copied into users' wikis, among other things:
> <http://git.ikiwiki.info/?p=ikiwiki;a=blob;f=debian/copyright>
>     Redistribution and use in source and compiled forms, with or without
>     modification, are permitted under any circumstances. No warranty.
> It's shorter than the canonical version of the WTFPL, and seems to cover all
> the necessary things for a permissive free software license:
> * allows unmodified and modified copying
> * allows binary distributions
> * explicitly disclaims warranty (quite important in some jurisdictions, I hear)

Upstream took a look at it and is going to adpot this one.

Many thanks for your help.

Franck Joncourt

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