On Wed, Aug 04, 2004 at 01:37:48PM +0200, Robert Millan wrote: > On Tue, Aug 03, 2004 at 02:01:03AM +1000, Daniel Stone wrote: > > /* > > * Copyright 2003 by David H. Dawes. > > * Copyright 2003 by X-Oz Technologies. > > * All rights reserved. > > * > > * Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a > > * copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), > > * to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation > > * the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, > > * and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the > > * Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: > > (I recall hearing something like this from Branden on IRC, but anyway) > > Doesn't explicitly grant permission to distribute modified software, so it > fails to comply with DFSG #3. I don't recall saying anything like this on IRC. IMO, the traditional MIT/X11 license is DFSG-free. It is, however, worth noting that many subtle variations of the MIT/X11 license exist. That the traditional MIT/X11 license is (by general consensus, I daresay) DFSG-free, that any license derived from it is also DFSG-free. The DFSG-freeness determinations we make depend on: 1) the license terms used on a particular work; 2) the nature and content of that work; 3) the interpretation of the license's terms by the copyright holders in the work so licensed In my opinion, the unnamed license which I called the "X-Oz license" (for want of a better term), and which is not the same as the MIT/X11 license which Daniel Stone quoted, failed the DFSG primarly due to problems in 3), not 1). That reasonable people can interpret the license in a DFSG-free way does not mean the licensor or copyright holder does so, and in fact we were unable to determine what the licensor/copyright holder's interpretation was.  http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php -- G. Branden Robinson | It just seems to me that you are Debian GNU/Linux | willfully entering an arse-kicking firstname.lastname@example.org | contest with a monstrous entity http://people.debian.org/~branden/ | that has sixteen legs and no arse.
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