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Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2011 13:18:43 +0200
From: magnum <rawsmooth@...dband.net>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: New directory in Jumbo tree

On 2011-06-02 13:04, Solar Designer wrote:
> BTW, it is not 100% clear whether ConvertUTF.[ch]'s license is
> compatible with our reuse of portions of code from there or not.
> I'd prefer us not to use that code.

That was a surprise to me.

/*
  * Copyright 2001-2004 Unicode, Inc.
  *
  * Disclaimer
  *
  * This source code is provided as is by Unicode, Inc. No claims are
  * made as to fitness for any particular purpose. No warranties of any
  * kind are expressed or implied. The recipient agrees to determine
  * applicability of information provided. If this file has been
  * purchased on magnetic or optical media from Unicode, Inc., the
  * sole remedy for any claim will be exchange of defective media
  * within 90 days of receipt.
  *
  * Limitations on Rights to Redistribute This Code
  *
  * Unicode, Inc. hereby grants the right to freely use the information
  * supplied in this file in the creation of products supporting the
  * Unicode Standard, and to make copies of this file in any form
  * for internal or external distribution as long as this notice
  * remains attached.
  */

In what way does this not say we can use it like we do now? To me it was 
crystal clear, but I admit having no experience with license issues.

magnum

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