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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] Re: License for the mersene twister implementation

From: Sam Geeraerts
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] Re: License for the mersene twister implementation
Date: Sun, 09 May 2010 11:05:32 +0200
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Rubén Rodríguez Pérez schreef:
Hello, our intention (co-inventor Takuji Nishimura and me)
is that make the algorithm as free as possible.
Thus, it is our pleasure to make a GNU GPL licensed version.

Thank you, these are wonderful news.

Indeed it is.

Excuse me, but could you please specify what we should do
for this purpose: we lack very basic knowledge on licensing

To avoid any problems that might stop current distributors from
updating the file, you should dual license it under either the Artistic
License, or the GNU GPL 3 or any later version.
You can apply it to the original source file I'm attaching -extracted
from BerkeleyDB 4.8- and send it back to me with copy to:

Would the new license terms also apply to earlier versions? gNewSense (Ubuntu 8.04) still has db4.2 in its repo and its newest version is 4.6.

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