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Re: DFSG-compatibility of a overly short license [tensorflow dependency]

On 20 August 2018 at 03:24, Gunnar Wolf <gwolf@debian.org> wrote:
> Lumin dijo [Sat, Aug 18, 2018 at 01:07:54PM +0000]:
>> Hi debian-legal,
>> The license for the last libtensorflow.so dependency is very confusing
>> because it looks quite incomplete, or exetremely overly simplified.
>> > https://github.com/tensorflow/tensorflow/blob/master/third_party/fft2d/LICENSE
>> >
>> > Copyright(C) 1997,2001 Takuya OOURA (email: ooura@kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp).
>> > You may use, copy, modify this code for any purpose and
>> > without fee. You may distribute this ORIGINAL package.
>> Is this a free software license? Is it DFSG-compatible?
>> It doesn't tell me any detail and looks incomplete.
>> Thanks in advance.
> Almost, I would say, but IMO most definitively not.
> It allows people to modify the code, but NOT distribute the
> modifications (there is emphasis in ORIGINAL).

I don’t think that’s the intention, and it is probably covered by
"modify <…> for any purpose" (e.g. modify for the purpose of further


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