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CSON License

The upstream CSON files in fossil


were removed from the upstream Debian tarball for the fossil package,
due to license problems.  I discussed the issue with the fossil
developers, and they were able to have the files re-licensed under a
free license.  (See message below.)

It would appear that we can now revert the measures taken to purge these
CSON files from various packages.  This might involve updating the files
to the versions from fossil, which have a sweet do-no-evil comment as an
advice and a blessing, rather than a license.  (Advice which I hope we
take to heart in Debian, even though we are under no license obligation
to do so!)

I have accordingly uploaded fossil 1:1.27-1 with the above files itact
per upstream, and JSON support enabled.

Barak A. Pearlmutter
 Hamilton Institute & Dept Comp Sci, NUI Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland


Date: Sat, 7 Sep 2013 14:47:13 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKd4nAhBw3hVAxT_rKbPiLX2MM7gZDJ4kdR75GqFmH0Y9qXFcg@mail.gmail.com>
Subject: Fwd: JSON_parser() license question
From: Stephan Beal <sgbeal@googlemail.com>
To: Barak Pearlmutter <barak@cs.nuim.ie>, B Harder <brad.harder@gmail.com>,
        Richard Hipp <drhsqlite@gmail.com>

Hello, fellow developers,

i am happy to announce that the author of cson's underlying JSON parser has
given me permission to strip the "do no evil" clause for the copy used with
Fossil. That will happen immediately, simplifying Fossil's integration into
Debian :).

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jean Gressmann <jean@0x42.de>
Date: Sat, Sep 7, 2013 at 2:36 PM
Subject: Re: JSON_parser() license question
To: Stephan Beal <sgbeal@googlemail.com>
Cc: Jean Gressmann <jean@0x42.de>

Hi Stephan,

long time no hear ;)

You have my permission to strip out the "use for good, not evil' part for
you use in Fossil SCM.

Keep up the good work!


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