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Re: Debian and the Vinay Sajip License

Dear Riley,

I'm from Debian GNU/Linux. On our legal mailing list, we've been having
concerns about the license that you put most of your software under.
Essentially, we think that when you say

the name of Vinay Sajip
not be used in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution
of the software without specific, written prior permission.

it may prohibit people who are also named Vinay Sajip from releasing
changes under their own name. We're pretty sure that this wasn't
intended, but to allay our fears, would you mind relicensing your
content under another license that we know to be free? From the way your
license is written, I think that the 3-clause BSD license would be what
you want.

I'm pretty sure I'm the only Vinay Sajip on the planet right now, but I suppose that could change in the future :-) I have no problems with relicensing (as there was never any intent to restrict anyone else with my name), but can you tell me which specific items of my software you are referring to? Then I can update the licensing just for those items, prior to their next release.


Vinay Sajip

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