[Mono-dev] msvc patch for eglib

Jonathan Pryor jonpryor at vt.edu
Thu Sep 14 22:16:33 EDT 2006

On Thu, 2006-09-14 at 13:32 -0400, Michael Jerris wrote:
> > 
> > 	* vasprintf: please attach the license that the implementation
> > 	  in freedts uses, if it is not MIT X11 we can not use it.
> The header from the file in freetds (and a few other replacement
> functions that may be interesting is:
> /*
>  * vasprintf(3)
>  * 20020809 entropy at tappedin.com
>  * public domain.  no warranty.  use at your own risk.  have a nice day.
>  */
> Is public domain acceptable, I know some places have issues with pd code
> as it does not have an explicit grant of right to use\modify\distribute,
> and pd is not recognized in some jurisdictions.  If this is an issue, I
> can try to find another one, or contact the author to get him to
> relicense with appropriate rights attached.

I would hope that Public Domain is acceptable.  The whole *point* to
Public Domain is that anyone & everyone can do whatever they want with
it.  I'd also love to hear of any jurisdiction which doesn't recognize
Public Domain -- if they don't have Public Domain, does Copyright ever
expire?  If it doesn't expire, what on earth do they do with the Bible,
much less any other work that's thousands of years old...

 - Jon

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