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Re: Replacement package

On Tue, 08 Mar 2005 15:07:33 -0800, Russ Allbery <rra@stanford.edu> wrote:
> It doesn't really matter, at least to Debian, since it's not for inclusion
> in the Debian archive, but for the record this is not a correct
> understanding of the license on qmail.  It is not covered under the
> Artistic License.  It is covered under a license that gives you the right
> only to download, compile, and install the package on your system, and to
> distribute the results of compiling the stock package with no
> modifications.
> To do anything else, you have to get permission from DJB, although he's
> stated elsewhere that he doesn't think copyright law can prohibit the
> distribution of patches or your application of patches to software you're
> building yourself.  (Note that doesn't include distributing the result.)

Ok I see, thanks for pointing thatout (Qmail licence has always been a
bit mysterious to me) - but anyway since it is only for internal use
in my company, I guess it does not matter.

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