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Mon Feb 13 19:02:03 2006 UTC (11 years, 8 months ago) by flameeyes
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Start hacking at baselayout ebuilds so that it installs the base files for FreeBSD.
1 This package is maintained for Debian by Bdale Garbee, <bdale@gag.com>.
3 It was downloaded from ftp.redhat.com, as a source .rpm from the 5.1 release
4 tree.
6 Copyright:
8 No explicit copyright is asserted. Nick Holloway is the earliest author
9 recorded in the sourcecode. I queried him for an explicit statement
10 regarding the license status of this work, and this is his reply:
12 Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 19:57:10 +0100
13 From: Nick Holloway <Nick.Holloway@alfie.demon.co.uk>
14 Message-Id: <199807211857.TAA19068@alfie.demon.co.uk>
15 To: Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com>
16 Subject: Re: makedev license?
18 > I maintain the makedev package for Debian GNU/Linux. I am about to move
19 > from the ill-fated makedev-1.6 to the makedev-2.3.1 derived from your work
20 > by the folks at Redhat. I don't see any evidence of a copyright assertion
21 > or explicit license statement in the source. Your name appears to be the
22 > earliest attached to the current sourcecode. Am I correct in assuming the
23 > GPL? We try to be meticulous about having our base system be compliant
24 > with our Debian Free Software Guidelines, so I'd like an explicit statement.
26 It was never explictly released as GPL, as that would have required
27 including the file COPYING which would have been much larger than the
28 actual MAKEDEV script (I was also too lazy to find out what incantations
29 needed to be made). However, it is intended to be used as anyone sees
30 fit, and the statement under "Copying Policy" is "Freely Redistributable"
31 (see MAKEDEV.lsm from any of the releases I made).
33 The more recent modifications were done by Michael K. Johnson at
34 Redhat. I think the understanding was that he would be taking over the
35 maintenance of MAKEDEV (our discussion took place last September).
37 The only previous history was (according to an old posting to
38 comp.os.linux) that I started with Jim Winstead's script.
40 So, as far as I am concerned, it is consistentwith the Debian FSG.
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