gwc in debian (copyright issue)
dr at jones.dk
Mon Mar 7 02:52:14 UTC 2011
On Sun, Mar 06, 2011 at 10:09:49PM +0100, Jaromír Mikeš wrote:
>>> From: Jaromír Mikeš <mira.mikes at gmail.com>
>>> Hi Jeffrey,
>>> I am taking over gwc package in debian and having some
>>> license concerns:
>>> 1) chbevl.c file has this statement
>>> Cephes Math Library Release 2.0: April, 1987
>>> Copyright 1985, 1987 by Stephen L. Moshier
>>> Direct inquiries to 30 Frost Street, Cambridge, MA 02140
>>> Interpreting of such text can be as "I own this, please
>>> contact me in
>>> any case!".
>>> You probably did not intend such interpretation.
>>> Can you please add explicit licensing statement to this
>>> best regards
>2011/3/6 jeff welty <weltyj at yahoo.com>:
>> Hi Mira,
>> Thanks for catching that. There is a README attached to the original tar archive that clearly indicates the source code may be used freely, this was 1990, long before the open source copyrights started to be written and understood. Here is the README:
>> Some software in this archive may be from the book _Methods and
>> Programs for Mathematical Functions_ (Prentice-Hall, 1989) or
>> from the Cephes Mathematical Library, a commercial product. In
>> either event, it is copyrighted by the author. What you see here
>> may be used freely but it comes with no support or guarantee.
>> The two known misprints in the book are repaired here in the
>> source listings for the gamma function and the incomplete beta
>> Stephen L. Moshier
>> moshier at world.std.com
>> If I place the text of this readme in the source files chbelv.c, i0.c and i1.c, will that meet your needs?
>> Best regards,
>above is response from upstream, I was asking to solve issue in chbevl.c file.
>Would be suggested solution good enough for us?
>Can this note in README file solve issue in meschach library?
Not in README but in copyright file. Otherwise yes, that seems fine to
* Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt
* Tlf.: +45 40843136 Website: http://dr.jones.dk/
[x] quote me freely [ ] ask before reusing [ ] keep private
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Size: 836 bytes
Desc: Digital signature
More information about the pkg-multimedia-maintainers