[lsb-discuss] Licensing of LSB files in foomatic-filters

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter at gmail.com
Fri Oct 16 01:14:01 PDT 2009

I have overtaken some code pieces of the LSB test suite into the 
foomatic-filters package of OpenPrinting (see below). I have assumed 
that all LSB code is free software, but the overtaken code pieces have a 
license header which looks like a commercial license. Can someone have a 
look? Thanks.


Tim Waugh wrote:
> Hi Till,
> I'm confused about the licensing of these files:
> foomatic-filters-4.0.2/test/lsbfuncs.sh
> foomatic-filters-4.0.2/test/shfuncs.sh
> foomatic-filters-4.0.2/test/tcm.sh
> foomatic-filters-4.0.2/test/tetapi.sh
> They appear to be quite restrictive:
> # (C) Copyright 1996 X/Open Company Limited
> #
> # All rights reserved.  No part of this source code may be reproduced,
> # stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any
> # means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise,
> # except as stated in the end-user licence agreement, without the prior
> # permission of the copyright owners.
> # A copy of the end-user licence agreement is contained in the file
> # Licence which accompanies this distribution.
> but I can't find the file 'Licence' in order to know the full terms.
> Can you please clarify what the situation is with these files, and
> whether they should be included in the source tarball at all?
> Thanks,
> Tim.
> */

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