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Re: Ask about the license "permissive"

On Fri, 30 Dec 2016 at 20:50:10 +0300, Dmitry Alexandrov wrote:
> > There is "permissive" used as name. Is this the correct name of the
> > license?
> It look like a simplified variation on so called ‘Historical
> Permission Notice and Disclamer’ [0][1].  It is indeed a lax permissive
> licence, so I see no problem.

To be clear, there is probably no canonical name for this license. It
is one of many permissive licenses, rather than being "the Permissive

Permissive licenses typically need to be quoted in full in the Debian
copyright file.

If you are using machine-readable copyright file syntax, the names used
for permissive licenses are essentially arbitrary, as long as they do not
collide with a predefined license name. If only one permissive license
is used, it's often listed as "License: permissive". If multiple
permissive licenses are used or there is some other reason to disambiguate,
I usually use something like "License: alexandrov-permissive" or
"License: foobar-permissive", with the name of the author, copyright
holder or module added.


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