I have been working with the folks who wrote Nedit at Fermi Natl Labs in
trying to get them to change their license to be DFSG compliant.
I just received the following email from the folks at the Fermi legal
department. I just want to check that everyone now agrees that the Nedit
License will be DFSG compliant with the changes in the email below. Does
this license now look ok to everyone? If so, I will have a FREE
(Wahoo!!!) version of the latest Nedit 5.0 Beta uploaded to the main
distribution this weekend. If you have a problem with the (adjusted)
Nedit license, complain now or forever hold your mouth shut [GRIN].
Erik B. Andersen Web: http://www.inconnect.com/~andersen/
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Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 10:49:14 -0500
From: John Venard <email@example.com>
To: Erik Andersen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: Tom Nash <nash@FNAL.GOV>
Subject: Nedit License
Subject: Time:10:38 AM
OFFICE MEMO Nedit License Date:10/10/97
Your note to Mark Edel concerning the Nedit license has been referred to me.
We are changing the part of the license that seems to be in conflict with your Free Software Guidelines as follows:
In the fourth bullet paragraph under Terms and Conditions, first sentence, after ". . . shall be at no charge" add "except for nominal media and distribution costs."
This change will be implemented for all of our Fermitools postings. It is our hope that this change will permit you to include Nedit in your distribution.
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