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Re: LICENSE of portaudio (Re: [PATCH] audio/portaudio-devel (Re: wip/fldigi has problem on Mac OS X 10.6.8

Joerg Sonnenberger <> writes:

> On Tue, Jan 08, 2013 at 11:21:23AM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
>> I unpacked the current portaudio-devel, and found LICENSE.txt.  It looks
>> like a free license, granting the usual permissions.  I copied it to a
>> file and removed the comment syntax, and then ran wdiff -3 against all
>> the existing licenses.  The shortest diff (ls -lS), more or less, is to
>> /usr/pkgsrc/licenses/mit:
>>   ======================================================================
>>   [-The MIT License-]{+PortAudio Portable Real-Time Audio Library
>>   Latest version at:
>>   <platform> Implementation+}
>>   ======================================================================
>>    [-<year> <copyright holders>-] {+1999-2000 <author(s)>+}
>>   ======================================================================
>>   {+Any person wishing to distribute modifications to the Software is
>>   requested to send the modifications to the original developer so that
>>   they can be incorporated into the canonical version.+}
>>   ======================================================================
>> So if this is unchanged, it should just get LICENSE=mit.
> No. The above is much stronger than mit and more like the GPL.

Are you interpreting "requested" as being the same as "permission to
distribute is conditional on this"?  It's a very different word, and it
seems clear that it is phrased separately as a request, separate from
the grant of permissions.

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