[Toybox] license.html page update.

Rob Landley rob at landley.net
Wed Apr 16 18:00:32 PDT 2014

I'm planning to check in the attached www/license.html update after the
0.4.8 release. Any comments?

This doesn't change the actual LICENSE file, it just adds some
explanatory text at the end of the HTML page to go "This permission
grant is functionally equivalent to placing the code in the public
domain, it's just disguised as a BSD license to make people more
comfortable, so you can still use it even if you're afraid of the public
domain due to the 30 year FUD campaign against it. Although if you don't
believe in public domain code why the heck are you using things like
dropbear that's built around the public domain libtommath and
libtomcrypt libraries? The source code in dropbear _says_ it's public
domain in those two subdirectories, but if a random third party takes
public domain code and relicenses it _then_ it's ok? What's wrong with

Only, you know, more professionaly phrased.


(I might still be a slight bit grumpy at Bradley and
http://gondwanaland.com/mlog/2014/04/11/commons-patents/ and such going
"but public domain, that's SPOOKY" at every darn opportunity...)
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