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Bug#424018: dvi2tty licence clarification needed!

Apologies for forgetting about this issue.

On Thu, 2007-08-30 at 09:32 +0530, Kapil Hari Paranjape wrote:

> To summarise this thread we have the following statments from the
> major contributors, which ought to have been enough.
> The manner in which Marcel J. E. Mol has kept historical data for
> the program needs to be commended, but it is (IMHO) not enough for
> DFSG-free-ness in 2007.
> The problem is that the code was developed from 1988 to 2003 by
> Marcel J. E. Mol under the original non-DFSG license. During this
> period a number of patches were provided --- a priori under
> the same (non-DFSG) license. The contributors are listed at the top
> of dvi2tty.c.
> Some of these patches may be irrelevant under gcc+glibc but the
> remaining contributors need to be contacted and the issue sorted out.

Marcel, do you have contact with any of the other contributors? Or
possibly a CVS/RCS repository or an archive of all the versions from
1988 to 2003, from which the contributed patches could be extracted so
that they can be removed/rewritten?

I'm also concerned about the changes from 1986 that mention
bogart:/usr/alla/zap/ - I assume that is a different person from
bogart:/usr/alla/svante/ ?



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