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Re: new package review: libunicode-stringprep-perl

On Friday 22 June 2012 12:19:07 gregor herrmann wrote:
> There's only one thing that makes me a bit uneasy: The license terms
> of t/nameprep*. At a first quick reading I'm not convinced this is
> DFSG-free (is modification allowed?).
> Maybe someone else could take a look at this, too.

The copyright is copied from 


The restrictive clause is "However, this document itself may not be modified 
in any way, such as by removing the copyright notice or references to the 
Internet Society or other Internet organizations, except as needed for the 
purpose of developing Internet standards in which case the procedures for 
copyrights defined in the Internet Standards process must be followed, or as 
required to translate it into languages other than English." 

I think this clause apply only to the above link.

IMO, the test vectors in the Perl module tests are a derivative work of this 
document and are covered with "derivative works that comment on or otherwise 
explain it or assist in its implementation may be prepared, copied, published 
and distributed, in whole or in part, without restriction of any kind, 
provided that the above copyright notice and this paragraph are included on 
all such copies and derivative works."

So I think this derivative work is DFSG even if the above link is not.

Thoughts ?

All the best

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