Dear debian-legal list, Please Cc: me as I am not subscribed to this list. I am packaging a software containing files with the COPYING file here attached. They have a double BSD and D&R, but the text below "BSD License" is in fact that of the MIT/Expat license. What has priority in this case, the title of the license used, or the text of the license itself? Should I consider the first license to be really BSD, or Expat? Note that the original author, why the lucky stiff, has disappeared, he cannot be asked directly. These files used for unit tests, are (part of) the "syck" project, the code of which is https://github.com/indeyets/syck. Thank you very much for your advice. Best regards, Cédric
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