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Re: Doubt about license

Nelson A. de Oliveira -- 26.09.2006 15:05 --:
> Hi mentors!
> I am creating a package of a program that have several files with:
> * The contents of this file are subject to the Netscape Public
> * License Version 1.1 (the "License"); you may not use this file
> * except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of
> * the License at http://www.mozilla.org/NPL/
> Asking the upstream author about the license of the program, he said
> that it's legacy code and the program is licensed under GPL only.
> My doubt is if it's OK to say on debian/copyright that it's licensed
> under GPL, as the author said, or if I can't say that it's GPL until
> he releases a new source code saying that it's GPL and not NPL.

I'd quote the mail in debian/copyright with explanation of the situation.

And still urge upstream to release the properly licensed code :)

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