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Re: DJB licensing issues [Was: [ITP] mhash-0.9.1-1]

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Corinna Vinschen wrote:

> On Oct 6 11:20, Lapo Luchini wrote:
>> I guess an email to DJB could clarify it a bit...
> It's essential to do this. A source code with no copyright or
> licensing information at all is highly lawless ground. Dunno about
> other countries but in Germany a source code is not just public
> domain because the author didn't add a copyright notice. On the
> contrary.

I guess I will actualyl send the email, out of curiosity if not for
any other reason...

Well actually I guess i found the correct page (it talks about djbdns
excplicitly), and it falls under the hat of the generic "DJB license":
feel free to download and do whatever you like, but you may distribute
binary "only if".

In the specific:

> You may distribute a precompiled package if
>     * installing your package produces /exactly/ the same files, in
>       exactly the same locations, that a user would obtain by
>       installing one of my packages listed above;
>     * your package behaves correctly, i.e., the same way as normal
>       installations of my package on all other systems; and
>     * your package's creator warrants that he has made a good-faith
>       attempt to ensure that your package behaves correctly.
> All installations must work the same way; any variation is a bug. If
> there's something about a system (compiler, libraries, kernel,
> hardware, whatever) that changes the behavior of my package, then that
> platform is /not/ supported, and you are /not/ permitted to distribute
> binaries for it.
> You may distribute an operating system that includes a precompiled
> package under the same rules.


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