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Bug#321178: [Fwd: licensing of the x3270 code]


The x3270 package was previously removed from the archive due to
licensing issues (see #248853 for details).

I opened this ITP after the 5250 code was removed from the upstream
package. Also, I'm waiting for a clarification about one of the
licenses, before uploading.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: licensing of the x3270 code
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2005 01:42:09 +0300
From: Lior Kaplan <kaplanlior@gmail.com>
To: George Harker, Director of Technology Licensing

Hi George,

Can you clarify the meaning of "public use" in your copyright statement
here: http://x3270.bgp.nu/license.html

"Copyright © 1989 by Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Atlanta, GA
30332. All Rights Reserved. GTRC hereby grants public use of this
software. Derivative works based on this software must incorporate this
copyright notice."

The issue is whether your "public use" conforms to the OSI open source
definition (http://www.opensource.org/docs/definition.php).

I'd like to distribute it in the Debian GNU/Linux distribution, since
there are requests for this software.



Lior Kaplan

Debian GNU/Linux unstable (SID)

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