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digitalmars.D - Phobos license issues remaining (pre D 1.0)

reply =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Anders_F_Bj=F6rklund?= <afb algonet.se> writes:
Most of Phobos is now either zlib/libpng license,
or even Public Domain (mostly applying to wrappers)

http://www.opensource.org/licenses/zlib-license.php

  *  Copyright (C) 2004-2005 by Digital Mars, www.digitalmars.com
  *  Written by Walter Bright

Public Domain:
 internal/dmain2.d
 internal/invariant.d
 internal/qsort2.d

 std/c/stddef.d
 std/c/stdio.d
 std/compiler.d
 std/openrj.d
 std/stdint.d
 std/stdio.d
 std/string.d
 std/system.d

Issues remaining: ================ Different Copyright: (still zlib/libpng license) std.base64: std.socketstream:
 Copyright (C) 2004 Christopher E. Miller

etc.c.zlib:
 Copyright (C) 1995-2003 Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler

Different License: (similar, but different) std.stream: crc32:
 /*
  * Copyright (c) 2001, 2002
  * Pavel "EvilOne" Minayev
  *
  * Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute and sell this software
  * and its documentation for any purpose is hereby granted without fee,
  * provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and
  * that both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear
  * in supporting documentation.  Author makes no representations about
  * the suitability of this software for any purpose. It is provided
  * "as is" without express or implied warranty.
  */

std.math:
 /****************************************************************************
  * hypotenuese.
  * This is based on code from:
  * Cephes Math Library Release 2.1:  January, 1989
  * Copyright 1984, 1987, 1989 by Stephen L. Moshier
  * Direct inquiries to 30 Frost Street, Cambridge, MA 02140
  */

std.random:
 // Segments of the code in this file Copyright (c) 1997 by Rick Booth
 // From "Inner Loops" by Rick Booth, Addison-Wesley

std.md5:
 /* md5.d - RSA Data Security, Inc., MD5 message-digest algorithm
  * Derived from the RSA Data Security, Inc. MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm.
  */
 
 /* Copyright (C) 1991-2, RSA Data Security, Inc. Created 1991. All
 rights reserved.
 
 License to copy and use this software is granted provided that it
 is identified as the "RSA Data Security, Inc. MD5 Message-Digest
 Algorithm" in all material mentioning or referencing this software
 or this function.
 
 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.
 
 RSA Data Security, Inc. makes no representations concerning either
 the merchantability of this software or the suitability of this
 software for any particular purpose. It is provided "as is"
 without express or implied warranty of any kind.
 These notices must be retained in any copies of any part of this
 documentation and/or software.
  */

Different License: (altogether different) std.loader: std.windows.registry: std.recls: http://synesis.com.au/licenses/ssssl.html
  * License:     (Licensed under the Synesis Software Standard Source License)

  *              Copyright (C) 2002-2004, Synesis Software Pty Ltd.

The recent version of recls uses a BSD license instead, http://www.opensource.org/licenses/bsd-license.php and std.loader should probably just be replaced anyway... So by updating recls, that should more or less go away ? md5 and random might still be a problem, but can be fixed. There is a RSA-free version of MD5 available at: (C code) http://sourceforge.net/projects/libmd5-rfc/ (And Walter has already made qsort2.d, into Public Domain) So I think most of the Phobos licensing issues are sorted out ? (then again, I haven't combed the code for stray references...) At least most of the ones from last year, for instance: http://www.digitalmars.com/d/archives/digitalmars/D/4396.html --anders
Apr 03 2005
parent "Regan Heath" <regan netwin.co.nz> writes:
On Sun, 03 Apr 2005 12:15:29 +0200, Anders F Björklund <afb algonet.se>  
wrote:
 md5 and random might still be a problem, but can be fixed.
 There is a RSA-free version of MD5 available at: (C code)
 http://sourceforge.net/projects/libmd5-rfc/

I am relatively new to licenses and issues surrounding them but I believe the MD2, MD4, MD5, SHA0, SHA1, SHA256, SHA512 and Tiger hashing algorithms that I wrote and placed in Deimos with a BSD style license are "RSA-free" as I wrote them using the RFC. Regan
Apr 03 2005