Bug#39765: sniffit: different copyright notices in README.FIRST and copyright
The /usr/doc/sniffit/README.FIRST.gz says this is the copyright:
> 0.3 License (this is a copy of the LICENSE file)
> Sniffit 0.3.7 Copyright (c) 1996-1998 Brecht Claerhout
> All rights reserved.
> Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
> modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
> are met:
> 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
> notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
> 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
> notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
> documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
> 3. The name of the author may not be used to endorse or promote products
> derived from this software without specific prior written permission.
> 4. Redistribution of source code must be conform with the 'libpcap'
> copyright conditions, if that library is included.
> THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR ``AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR
> IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES
> OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED.
> IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT,
> INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT
> NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE,
> DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY
> THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
> (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF
> THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
This licence appears to me, to meet the Debian Free Software Guidelines.
But in the /usr/doc/sniffit/copyright file this:
> This package was debianized by Damjan Marion firstname.lastname@example.org on
> Tue, 7 Apr 1998 22:57:01 +0200.
> It was downloaded from: http://reptile.rug.ac.be/~coder/sniffit/sniffit.html
> This is free software, spread it if you want, but keep the package
> complete and unmodified. Do not use any code from this package without
> mentioning the source in your docs and advertisement. Do not use any of
> this code in Commercial Software/Commercial Packages.
Which is a completely different licence and copyright, and clearly it does not
meet the Debian Free Software Guidelines.
Which one is the real licence? And where is the LICENSE file mentioned in the
README.FIRST.gz file? Does this package in actual fact meet the DFSG, in which
case should it be moved to main?
-- System Information
Debian Release: potato
Kernel: Linux portaloo 2.2.10 #1 Fri Jun 18 21:13:15 BST 1999 i586
Versions of packages sniffit depends on:
ii libc6 2.1.1-10 GNU C Library: Shared libraries and timezone
ii libncurses4 4.2-3.2 Shared libraries for terminal handling
ii libpcap0 0.4a6-2.1 System interface for user-level packet captu
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