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Re: Question about a "custom" license from dictconfig

Le Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 03:44:02PM +0100, MJ Ray a écrit :
> Dariusz Dwornikowski wrote:
> > I encountered this license while packaging (as in this file [1]). My
> > questions is, what type of license is it, and is it DFSG compatible ?
> > 
> > Please CC me, I am not on the list. 
> > 
> > [1] https://bitbucket.org/vinay.sajip/dictconfig/raw/53b3c32dea4694cd3fb2f14b3159d66d3da10bc0/src/dictconfig.py
> This looks close enough to MIT/Expat-style licensing that most of it
> seems to meet the DFSG.
> The only thing I'm not sure about is whether it's OK for other people
> also called "Vinay Sajip" to release changes under their own name.
> Anyone know?  If not, then it fails DFSG.

Hello everybody,

non-advertisement clauses are very frequent and I have not seen that they
cause a problem.  Also, the license in question is already present in a
large number of files in Debian.


Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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