On Thu, Dec 09, 2010 at 11:59:14PM -0500, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
On Fri, 2010-12-03 at 15:32 +0100, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
The grandfathered licensing terms include this:

> The authors hereby grant permission [...], provided that existing > copyright notices are retained in all copies and that this notice > is included verbatim in any distributions.

We therefore need to involve upstream and request them to include above licensing, as their granted license was violated when the header was stripped, and they therefore cannot pass on a license to us (or anyone else) for that file.

All of the code in that library, borrowed or not, is under the same license: the Tcl/Tk license. Is it still necessary to include multiple copies of the Tcl/Tk license as long as we have the copyrights listed in debian/copyright?

Maybe if you can suggest an alternative interpretation of "provided that existing copyright notices are retained in all copies".

I can only come up with one interpretation, which means the licensing upstream passed to us is bogus, since they lost _their_ license!

 - Jonas

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