Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2011 14:55:51 +0200 From: magnum <rawsmooth@...dband.net> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Licensing (was Re: New directory in Jumbo tree) On 2011-06-02 13:54, Solar Designer wrote: > On Thu, Jun 02, 2011 at 01:18:43PM +0200, magnum wrote: >> 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. > > Please see above. If you read e.g. the FSF's comments on various > licenses, you'll see that this is not crystal clear. For example: > > http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#ISC > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_(e-mail_client)#Licensing_and_clones I see. Dang. > As you can see, even when the right to modify and the right to > distribute are explicitly mentioned, there's still doubt as to whether > distribution of modified versions is permitted or not. The utf8towcs() is heavily modified for performance, truncate-on-error and for actually now being ucs2-to-utf8. I could almost write a new function without hitting backspace, but my head is so tainted it would still be very similar to the original. At what point would anyone *not* be able to claim it's a modified version? I could just move the current stuff around, replace a switch with something else and so on. That would, of course, be cheating. Or wouldn't it? The version used in NT and mscash key_setup_helper_utf8() are even more modified but still stems from the same one from Unicode Inc. magnum
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