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Re: maybe-ITP: bsdiff
- From: "Tacvek" <unknown_kev_cat at hotmail dot com>
- To: <cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sun, 15 May 2005 15:06:23 -0400
- Subject: Re: maybe-ITP: bsdiff
I don't see a problem with this license. It certainly doesn't make any
problems as part of a Cygwin distro, as long as you (the maintainer)
adhere to the BSDPL when tweaking the package for the Cygwin distro.
In accordance with section 10 of the GPL, Red Hat permits programs whose
sources are distributed under a license that complies with the Open Source
definition to be linked with libcygwin.a/cygwin1.dll without
libcygwin.a/cygwin1.dll itself causing the resulting program to be covered
by the GNU GPL.
the problem: The OSF was unable to decide if the BSDPL is OSD complient. It
looks like they may have concluded it was not. See the thread at
No discussion was held on debian-legal about this licence and its DFSG