[Pkg-crosswire-devel] Packaging Project Planning

Norbert Bollow nb at bollow.ch
Wed May 20 08:45:02 BST 2009

Dmitrijs Ledkovs <dmitrij.ledkov at gmail.com> wrote:

> After searching through BTS I've found a few references to that
> library it is written by DJB. He had a high-profile court case where
> he was on "our" side challenging copyright law as far as I understand.
> But he also dislikes GPL that's why his licenses are very brief as in
> our case it says "Commercial use is fine if you let me know".

He has placed much of his code in the public domain though, and he has
written (on his website at http://cr.yp.to/publicdomain.html ) a pretty
convincing rebuttal of the assertion that that cannot be done.

I think that it cannot hurt to ask him whether he'd be willing to
solver our problem by doing the same for ftpparse.

> I was
> thinking to write him an email saying it is used in "Libsword and any
> application linked against it" to be done with it.

That's not good enough from the perspective of Debian though.


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