A FOSS license question for everyone. I've got a developer writing a small
commercial Windows application (I know. I'm going to hell) with a file
upload/download component. He suggests using the PuTTY code as a base for
the component rather than writing it from scratch. It's an MIT license
(similar to BSD apparently. See below), so it's legal as long as we include
the license. My question is just how far do we have to go in including the
text? Do we just have the license and attribution as part of the EULA
(sorry!) or do we need to do more? Does it impact the licensing of the
"Give a man a compalation tape and he will dance fo a night, teach
a man to scratch and he will be dancing for generations" - Ali-G
PuTTY is copyright 1997-2006 Simon Tatham.
Portions copyright Robert de Bath, Joris van Rantwijk, Delian Delchev,
Andreas Schultz, Jeroen Massar, Wez Furlong, Nicolas Barry, Justin Bradford,
Ben Harris, Malcolm Smith, Ahmad Khalifa, Markus Kuhn, and CORE SDI S.A.
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to
deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the
rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or
sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
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