Question on License
The License reproduced hereunder comes from "AlterMIME". It seems quite
similar to a modified BSD license, but there are some points which make me
suspect it could be non-free... can somebody please check it and offer some
I will forward this issue to Debian-legal in some days time if we cannot
get sure enough of its (non-)freeness.
This question arises because i am in need of a "proper" and fast MIME
processor, and could not find AlterMIME neither in the archives nor in the
WNPP as an RFP/ITP; Therefore, i will package it if it is deemed DFSG-free.
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The following license terms and conditions apply, unless a different
license is obtained from P.L.Daniels, P.O.Box 6, Ravenswood, 4816
Australia, or by electronic mail at email@example.com.
Use, Modification and Redistribution (including distribution of any
modified or derived work) in source and binary forms is permitted only if
each of the following conditions is met:
1. Redistributions qualify as "freeware" or "Open Source Software" under
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(a) Redistributions are made at no charge beyond the reasonable cost of
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(b) Redistributions are accompanied by a copy of the Source Code or by an
irrevocable offer to provide a copy of the Source Code for up to three
years at the cost of materials and delivery. Such redistributions
must allow further use, modification, and redistribution of the Source
Code under substantially the same terms as this license. For the
purposes of redistribution "Source Code" means the complete compilable
and linkable source code of alterMIME including all modifications.
2. Redistributions of source code must retain the copyright notices as they
appear in each source code file, these license terms, and the
disclaimer/limitation of liability set forth as paragraph 6 below.
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provided with the distribution. For the purposes of binary distribution
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"Copyright (c) 2000 P.L.Daniels, All rights reserved."
4. Neither the name of alterMIME, nor Paul L Daniels, nor the
the names of their contributors may be used to endorse or promote
products derived from this software without specific prior written
5. All redistributions must comply with the conditions imposed by the
University of California on certain embedded code, whose copyright
notice and conditions for redistribution are as follows:
(a) Copyright (c) 2000 P.L.Daniels, All rights reserved.
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with the distribution.
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contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived
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