Bug#571146: www.debian.org: add link to IBM Public License
MJ Ray <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Russ Allbery <email@example.com>
>> Could you add a link to the IBM Public License 1.0 to
>> www.debian.org/legal/licenses/? This license is used by Postfix and
>> OpenAFS and has been accepted in Debian main since 2000.
> I suspect it didn't appear there because the name isn't
> distinctive and varies a bit (see below).
> It looks like it's only appropriate if used by IBM (due to the
> definition of Contributor), so it should probably should have a comment
> along those lines next to it. So should PHP License IIRC, so this
> doesn't bar it from listing.
Yes, I think you're correct.
>> The license is at http://www.opensource.org/licenses/ibmpl.php
> It looks like there are two versions:
> 1. IBM PUBLIC LICENSE VERSION 1.0 - SECURE MAILER
> 2. IBM Public License Version 1.0
> Are they the same except the title and which should we link?
The Postfix one is identical except for the title to the one used by
OpenAFS. I didn't compare specifically to the HTML-ized version since
that has markup added by us, but with the original canonical text
version. wdiff showed no differences other than the title and the
insertion of copyright dates in the license.
I think http://www.openafs.org/frameset/dl/license10.html is probably the
best link since it has the fully generic title, but I don't have a strong
Thank you for your investigation!
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>