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Re: SWIG license change to GPLv3, wording of debian/copyright?

Le Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 11:26:43PM +0200, Torsten Landschoff a écrit :
>   http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/pkg-swig/branches/swig2.0/LICENSE-UNIVERSITIES
> Instead I would rather refer to common-licenses, but the texts of the license
> in there do not match word-by-word with BSD/MIT.
> Does anybody think it is wrong to summarize in debian/copyright that SWIG
> is GPLv3 with parts being under MIT or BSD license instead of putting in
> a full copy? It is my understanding that GPLv3 is the most restrictive
> license of the bunch.

Dear Torsten,

The GPL adds restrictions but does not cancel the terms of the MIT and BSD
licenses, so their requrirement that ‘Redistributions in binary form must
reproduce the above copyright notice…’ still fully applies: you have to quote
them entirely.

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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