Licensing/Xinetd License

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License Text

This software is

(c) Copyright 1992 by Panagiotis Tsirigotis

The author (Panagiotis Tsirigotis) grants permission to use, copy,
and distribute this software and its documentation for any purpose 
and without fee, provided that the above copyright notice extant in
files in this distribution is not removed from files included in any
redistribution and that this copyright notice is also included in any 

Modifications to this software may be distributed, either by distributing
the modified software or by distributing patches to the original software,
under the following additional terms:

1. The version number will be modified as follows:
      a. The first 3 components of the version number
         (i.e <number>.<number>.<number>) will remain unchanged.
      b. A new component will be appended to the version number to indicate
         the modification level. The form of this component is up to the 
         author of the modifications.

2. The author of the modifications will include his/her name by appending it 
   along with the new version number to this file and will be responsible for 
   any wrong behavior of the modified software.

The author makes no representations about the suitability of this 
software for any purpose.  It is provided "as is" without any express 
or implied warranty.

Copyright 1998-2001 by Rob Braun

Sensor Addition
Copyright 2001 by Steve Grubb

This is an exerpt from an email I recieved from the original author, allowing
xinetd as maintained by me (Rob Braun), to use the higher version numbers:

I appreciate your maintaining the version string guidelines as specified
in the copyright. But I did not mean them to last as long as they did.

So, if you want, you may use any 2.N.* (N >= 3) version string for future       
xinetd versions that you release. Note that I am excluding the 2.2.* line;      
using that would only create confusion. Naming the next release 2.3.0           
would put to rest the confusion about 2.2.1 and 2.1.8.*.