Bug#229785: Fwd: Re: Hash function
About the licence of the hash algorithm:
----- Forwarded message from Bob Jenkins <email@example.com> -----
From: Bob Jenkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 22:33:06 -0700
To: Margarita Manterola <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Hash function
Margarita Manterola wrote:
>Sorry to bother you, I hope you still have this email.
>I'm wishing to use or hash() algorithm, from the lookup2.c in a piece of
>XFree86 code. In order to be able to do this legally and properly, the
>code needs to be licenced with some specific licence :|... Stating that
>it is free seems not to be enough. :|
>Could you state that the code is covered under the GPL, or BSD Licences,
>or some other licence you like, but that is written somewhere, pretty
>Thanks for the great algorithm and for making it free.
The algorithm is public domain. I ask that I be referenced as the
source of the algorithm, but I can't enforce that, since being public
domain means I've reserved no rights at all.
----- End forwarded message -----
So, is public domain enough? I know the text does not state it's public
domain, but the author is stating it here...
Marga : :' :