[Pkg-crosswire-devel] [sword-devel] Remaining licence/copyright issues (was: SWORD 1.6.0RC2)

Dmitrijs Ledkovs dmitrij.ledkov at gmail.com
Fri Apr 24 02:38:40 BST 2009

2009/4/22 Jonathan Marsden <jmarsden at fastmail.fm>:
> One quick first impression: there are still a few files in the RC2 tarball
> that
>  licencecheck -r *
> complains about.  Excluding the zlib ones, it finds:
>  src/utilfuns/zlib/untgz.c: *No copyright* UNKNOWN

This file is shipped by the upstream (zlib) in the contrib directory,
saying in README.contrib file that it's unsupported but was
contributed to the project. Debian zlib package is repacked to comply
with DFSG and this file has been left there (including the whole
contrib folder).

>From zlib license it's obvious it is compatible with GPLv2. The
README.contrib says the untgz.c was a "contribution".

Based on this and the fact that untgz.c is distributed by debian and
that there is a weak link to zlib license I have no objections of
continuing to package it in Debian.

zlib licence / copyright:

/* zlib.h -- interface of the 'zlib' general purpose compression library
  version 1.2.3, July 18th, 2005

  Copyright (C) 1995-2005 Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler

  This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied
  warranty.  In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages
  arising from the use of this software.

  Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose,
  including commercial applications, and to alter it and redistribute it
  freely, subject to the following restrictions:

  1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not
     claim that you wrote the original software. If you use this software
     in a product, an acknowledgment in the product documentation would be
     appreciated but is not required.
  2. Altered source versions must be plainly marked as such, and must not be
     misrepresented as being the original software.
  3. This notice may not be removed or altered from any source distribution.

  Jean-loup Gailly        Mark Adler
  jloup at gzip.org          madler at alumni.caltech.edu

  The data format used by the zlib library is described by RFCs (Request for
  Comments) 1950 to 1952 in the files http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1950.txt
  (zlib format), rfc1951.txt (deflate format) and rfc1952.txt (gzip format).


All files under this contrib directory are UNSUPPORTED. There were
provided by users of zlib and were not tested by the authors of zlib.
Use at your own risk. Please contact the authors of the contributions
for help about these, not the zlib authors. Thanks.

untgz/      by Pedro A. Aranda Gutierrez <paag at tid.es>
        A very simple tar.gz file extractor using zlib

With best regards

Dmitrijs Ledkovs (for short Dima),
Ледков Дмитрий Юрьевич

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