[php-maint] Bug#498621: Please remove the condition Re: MTrand code, licence problem

Makoto Matsumoto m-mat at math.sci.hiroshima-u.ac.jp
Wed Oct 1 08:28:18 UTC 2008

   I see, please remove this condition from the source code.
(I had not paid attention to this problem.)

I am thankful for using the Mersenne Twister code.
Best, Makoto Matsumoto.

Thijs Kinkhorst wrote:
> Dear professor Matsumoto,
> I'm contacting you about a problem we encounted in the Debian Linux
> distribution, where we include the well-known PHP interpreter. It includes
> Mersenne Twister code written by you.
> According to Debian's free software guidelines, the following part of the
> licence is not allowed for software in Debian:
> " When you use this, send an email to: matumoto at math.keio.ac.jp
>     with an appropriate reference to your work"
> I would like to kindly ask you to give us or anyone deriving from Debian
> permission to remove this condition from the source code, or to rephrase
> it as a request but not a requirement (e.g.: "When you use this, please
> consider to send an email to...")
> If this is OK with you, all that is needed is just a reply to this email
> stating that you agree. It would help us very much.
> Thank you for your consideration, and we hope to hear from you.
> kind regards,
> Thijs Kinkhorst
> Debian Developer

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