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Re: Non-Free License? (was Weird source tarballs)



It looks like it is just making explicit the restrictions which already exist
in law (whatever those might be), and is not part of the license per se.

-brad

On Thu, May 03, 2001 at 08:29:22PM -0400, Eric Dorland wrote:
> Ok, thanks for the help... problem #2:
> 
> there's a README in the documentation has a standard warranty
> disclaimer, but then it has this text:
> 
> US Government Users Restricted Rights 
> Use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is subject to
> restrictions set forth in FAR 52.227.19(c)(2) or subparagraph
> (c)(1)(ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software
> clause at DFARS 252.227-7013 and/or in similar or successor
> clauses in the FAR or the DOD or NASA FAR Supplement.
> Unpublished-- rights reserved under the copyright laws of the
> United States.  Contractor/manufacturer is Silicon Graphics,
> Inc., 2011 N.  Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94039-7311.
> 
> 
> Which seems to imply that US Government users have additional
> restrictions, which probably goes against point #6 of the DFSG, but i'm
> not sure what the restrictions are (and have no idea how to look them
> up). Should i put this non-free?
> 
> * Julian Gilbey (J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk) wrote:
> > On Wed, May 02, 2001 at 11:00:55PM -0400, Eric Dorland wrote:
> > > i'd like to package the opengl manpages... but there tarballs are a bit
> > > strange... they're .Z files to begin with, and they don't appear to have
> > > a version number (some other docs have 1.2 as a version, so i suppose i
> > > can assume this) and the files untar into a directory called
> > > "release". I'm guessing i'm going to have to rename and retar the
> > > directory, but i couldn't really find any policy on how much to
> > > change. Is it alright to let the thing untar into some other directory?
> > 
> > Probably sufficient to uncompress it and gzip it:
> > 
> > uncompress opengl-1.2.tar.Z
> > gzip -9 opengl-1.2.tar
> > mv opengl-1.2.tar.gz opengl_1.2.orig.tar.gz
> > 
> > Then untar it (tar zxvf opengl_1.2.orig.tar.gz; mv release opengl-1.2), 
> > do any changes you need (introduce debian/ directory etc.) and try
> > building it.  dpkg-source is pretty intelligent these days, so you
> > probably don't need to worry about the directory name.
> > 
> >    Julian
> > 
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