[erlang-questions] Non-free files in Erlang/OTP distribution?
Tue Jan 2 23:57:21 CET 2007
I'm packaging Erlang/OTP for Debian GNU/Linux distribution. Today
there was a bugreport
(http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=405360) concerning a
license of some files, included in the Erlang/OTP distribution.
The suspicious files are
They contain (modified) reference implementation of MD5 digest algorithm.
The included licence states:
* License is also granted to make and use derivative works provided
* that such works are identified as "derived from the RSA Data
* Security, Inc. MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm" in all material
* mentioning or referencing the derived work.
The problem is that the license doesn't permit redistribution of
derived works explicitly. Therefore it is considered non-free.
Can you tell me, how do you interpret the license. Don't you think
that Erlang/OTP distribution can't contain these files, derived from
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