public domain no modification
I am working on the package for "Java Components for Mathematics"
(#667923). Some files are distributed with a clear public domain type
This source code file, and compiled classes derived from it, can
be used and distributed without restriction, including for commercial
use. (Attribution is not required but is appreciated.)
However some other files are distributed with a much nastier license:
1) This source code file, in unmodified form, and compiled classes
derived from it can be used and distributed without restriction,
including for commercial use. (Attribution is not required
but is appreciated.)
2) Modified versions of this file can be made and distributed
provided: the modified versions are put into a Java package
different from the original package, edu.hws; modified
versions are distributed under the same terms as the original;
and the modifications are documented in comments. (Modification
here does not include simply making subclasses that belong to
a package other than edu.hws, which can be done without any
Clearly §2 is meant to distinguish derived work from original work.
However in our case, this means this package will have to have its
name change whenever we need to patch the source code (eg. fix a
Does it make sense to upload the 1.0 version under the name 'jcm', or
should I prefer 'debian-jcm' package just to allow future work on it ?
Thanks for your clarification,