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

On 20 August 2018 at 08:24, Andrej Shadura <andrewsh@debian.org> wrote:
> 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
> redistribution).

The homepage of the project says (www.kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~ooura/fft.html):

> You may use, copy, modify and distribute this code for any
> purpose (include commercial use) and without fee. Please
> refer to this package when you modify this code.

In my opinion it is quite clear it is not disallowing redistributing


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