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Bug#569648: Difference between license in files and in COPYING file

On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 08:27:32AM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> it looks to me like the erroneous author's summary of the Artistic licence,
> that forbids to redistibute modified versions of the program under the same
> name without the approbation of the author unless some special actions are
> done.

I personally agree with this interpretation. In fact, it seems that d4x
has a new website now http://www.d4x.net/ and a new maintainer, Arnaud
Granal. Googling around a bit I *might* have found an email address for
him, and I'm BCc-ing him in this mail.

Arnaud, if you can read us, the point is to understand the actual
license of d4x. It seems to us that it is actually under the Artistic
license, but at the same time that the header in the various source
files do not properly summarize that. The full history of this
discussion can be found at

If you are still active on this project, it would be nice if you can
release it by changing the affected headers (all under main/, AFAICT).


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