Lotus5 module for JtR, copyright issues
bartavelle at bandecon.com
Sun Jan 18 17:54:30 UTC 2009
David Paleino wrote:
> I wanted to integrate the Lotus5 module into the Debian package of
> john. Some issues were encountered in src/lotus5_fmt.c, and I'm writing you
> because that's the only contact available in the source code.
> 1) Is Jeff Fay contactable in any way? A contact (preferably an e-mail address)
> would be great, but this is not a show-stopper to me (but I should ask
> debian-legal guys, to be sure)
I can't find any email from him in my mailbox. It seems that I never
contacted him, but it was a while ago and I'm not sure anymore. If I did
contact him, I googled contact information.
> 2) A copyright holder is missing for you, your real name would be best 
I'd rather use my pseudonym. It's not too hard to find my real name from
this, just from the WHOIS records.
> 3) A licensing statement is missing at all. Could you please choose a DFSG-free
> license? Common are GPL, BSD and MIT/X11 (there are many others), but also
> Public Domain is fine.
I'm not the original author of this, so I would not presume on his
intentions. However, as JtR is GPLv2, I'd say that all patches are
implicitly GPLv2. You might want to contact debian-legal for an endless
argument on this subject :)
> Please keep the list CCed, so that we have a public record of our mailing.
> David Paleino
>  this issue also popped up in various other modules where you are listed in
> the source files:
> I won't ping you regarding *this* issue on those files, but you can
> probably show up in the CC lists.
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