Bug#508249: ITP: libio-pager-perl -- pipe output to a pager if destination is a TTY
On Tue, 9 Dec 2008 19:21:18 +0000 brian m. carlson wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 09, 2008 at 11:19:42AM +0200, Damyan Ivanov wrote:
> >* Package name : libio-pager-perl
> > Version : 0.05
> > Upstream Author : Jerrad Pierce <email@example.com>
> >* URL : http://search.cpan.org/dist/IO-Pager/
> >* License : other
> > - Thou shalt not claim ownership of unmodified materials.
> > - Thou shalt not claim whole ownership of modified materials.
> > - Thou shalt grant the indemnity of the provider of materials.
> This may be a problem. I know in the past, clauses requiring
> indemnification were not allowed. CCing debian-legal for discussion.
> Please follow up there.
> > - Thou shalt use and dispense freely without other restrictions.
If those four "Thou shalt" sentences are the whole license text, I see
There's no clear permission to distribute (DFSG#1): if "dispense" may
be assumed to mean "distribute", the fourth sentence sounds like an
obligation, rather than like a grant of permission.
Am I *compelled* to use and distribute libio-pager-perl?!?
There's no clear permission to modify and distribute modified versions
Moreover, the license text does not seem to be drafted in a legally
Is this package planned to be uploaded to main or contrib?
Or is it meant for the non-free archive?
As usual, my disclaimers apply: IANAL, TINLA, IANADD, TINASOTODP.
P.S.: why are we refraining from Cc:ing the bug address?
On some search engines, searching for my nickname AND
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