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Bug#325417: ITP: wikipedia2text -- displays Wikipedia articles on the command line

On Sun, Aug 28, 2005 at 04:00:04PM +0200, Axel Beckert wrote:
> * License         : Public Domain
> [...]
> License: Public domain

Since the author of the software is German, and German law does not
allow the concept of public domain (by will), the package cannot be
published as public domain.

> License Details: The author wrote in his (German written) blog
> at http://blog.256bit.org/archives/126-Wikipedia-in-der-Shell.html:
>   Wer's haben will, mag es nehmen und damit tun was auch immer er mag. 
> Which means roughly translated to English:
>   Anyone who wants it can take it and do whatever he wants to do with
>   it.

When asked, if this statement could also be interpreted as BSD
license, the author mentioned that he had a BSD license in mind when
he wrote the statement mentioned above. So he's fine with the BSD
license at /usr/share/common-licenses/BSD

		Regards, Axel
Axel Beckert - abe@deuxchevaux.org - http://abe.home.pages.de/

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