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Re: Unclear license information regarding copyleft

Am 15.05.2018 um 20:45 schrieb Walter Landry:
> Sven Bartscher <kritzefitz@debian.org> writes:
>> Hi,
>> Am 15.05.2018 um 20:04 schrieb Walter Landry:
>>> Sven Bartscher <sven.bartscher@weltraumschlangen.de> writes:
>>>> As there are some problems[1] with the compiled shared library as
>>>> distributed by upstream (and because compiling things ourselves is
>>>> always nicer) I would like to rebuild the library when building the
>>>> Debian package, though I'm not sure if it is clear in the given
>>>> situation that it is legal to recompile the library and distribute the
>>>> resulting shared library. But maybe someone smarter than me can
>>>> enlighten me.
>>> I think you have to ask upstream about this (i.e. Tarn Adams).  Absent
>>> any other information, I would think that you could not recompile the
>>> source into a new binary.  It is probably just an oversight on the part
>>> of the Dwarf Fortress developers.
>> I already tried to do that, but haven't received an answer in 4 months.
>> Sorry, I forgot to mention that in my previous post.
> I think you have to bother them again.  Tarn Adams has probably
> forgotten about your request.  You just have to be persistent.

Yes, I have sent three pings about this during those 4 months and I will
probably send a few more in the future if necessary. I was hoping we
could do something without a reaction from Tarn Adams, but I think there
was a bit too much wishful thinking from my side involved.

Of course this doesn't make the underlying copyright issue go away, so I
will just have to work around the library problems without modifying the

Thank you for having looked into this!


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