Bug#675762: I don't see the license violation here
On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 10:11:59PM +0200, Rune Tendal Kock wrote:
> Most of the files in DJB's original tarball are marked "public
> domain". There seems no doubt to me that DJB has in that way given
> permission to do anything to the files.
The text is clearly "You may distribute unmodified copies of the cdb package",
not "you may do anything to the files".
> Were anyone else to write "You may distribute unmodified copies of the
> cdb package", it would be natural to assume that they intend that you
> may not distribute modified copies. But DJB is a man who is
> exceptionally careful with his wordings in such cases. He writes
> EXACTLY what he means.
Then you confirm that he meant exactly "distribute unmodified copies".
> And as he does not actually forbid
> distribution of modified copies,
The text "You may distribute unmodified copies of the cdb package" clearly
allows to distribute unmodified copies, not modified copies.
> he has not contradicted his public
> domain comments.
"Public domain" is not always unconditional. In this case the restriction