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Re: CVS commit: src/external/public-domain/sqlite/dist (Christos Zoulas) writes:

> In article <>,
> Joerg Sonnenberger  <> wrote:
>>Can you please not add random crappy files with unclear license?
> Every other distribution that contains sqlite3 (including commercial ones
> like MacOS/X), distributes this exact manpage, and we are going to be
> different? What is unclear about:
>   This manual page was originally written by Andreas Rottmann
>   <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be 
> used by
>   others). It was subsequently revised by Bill Bumgarner 
> <>.
> If the license changes, we can always use this free copy or decide to remove
> it.

That is indeed unclear.  No permission is given to copy, distribute or
create derivative works.  One can imply that it's intended to be a free
license because it was for Debian, and because Andreas is known to be an
entirely reasonable member of the free software community.  But that's
implication, not reading the text of a license that has been blessed by

However, it is easy enough to write to the authors and ask for
permission under CC0 (as would be appropriate for sqlite) or some other
non-copyleft free license.

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