[Pkg-e-devel] License of your contribution to SMALL/PAWN

Jan Luebbe jluebbe at lasnet.de
Sat Mar 1 23:16:12 UTC 2008


We are currently packaging embryo (a fork of SMALL/PAWN used by the
Enlighenment Desktop) for Debian and the archive maintainers have
noticed a small problem with the license statement of your contribution

According to http://www.compuphase.com/pawn/pawn.htm:
+ACI-Get a floating point extension module written by Greg Garner from Real
Time Engineering (1999-12-15)
The +ACI-pawn toolkit+ACI (see above) now also contains an expanded version of
this floating point module.+ACI

The license statement in Float.cpp is:
/+ACo  Float arithmetic for the Small AMX engine
 +ACo  Copyright (c) Artran, Inc. 1999
 +ACo  Written by Greg Garner (gmg+AEA-artran.com)
 +ACo  This file may be freely used. No warranties of any kind.

When interpreting this license strictly, only +ACo-use+ACo is allowed. Because
the default state in copyright law is forbidden, this file can't be
distributed, copied or modified.

If this is simply a misunderstanding, we would appreciate it very much
if you could clarify your license statement.

The easiest way to do this is to place your contribution under the
license used by SMALL/PAWN (the zLib license,

Jan L+APw-bbe

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