[Trisquel-devel] License of mt19937db.c
samgee at elmundolibre.be
Sun Jul 14 20:19:52 CEST 2013
I'm catching up on gNewSense bugs and I'm now looking at the Mersenne
Twister bug  again. At the time it was found to be under the
Artistic License. At Rubén's request the copyright holders relicensed
it to GPL .
At what I think is the current homepage of the implementation  I
found old GPL versions . The "newest version of original
authors"  is licensed under the Modified BSD license.
File crypto/mersenne/mt19937db.c in Trisquel's db4.8 looks like it's
still the one from the upstream Berkeley DB project, carrying the
Artistic License notice. The recommended fix in the NONFSDG list 
says to either remove the package or use a GPL version of the file. So
far, gNewSense and Trisquel have done neither.
What do you see as a solution, considering that packages like
exim4-base depend on db and replacing the file means reintegrating it
without looking too hard at the current file in db?
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