Re: MGL graphics library freed!
Enrique Zanardi wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 16, 1998 at 12:38:59PM +0100, Luis Francisco Gonzalez wrote:
> > Enrique Zanardi wrote:
> > > SciTech, the producers of MGL (a graphics library used to develop games
> > > like Hexen II and Quake for Windows) have decided to make that library
> > > "open source software", by changing its license to a derivative of the
> > > MPL. (See their note at the GGI mail-list:
> > > http://www.ggi-project.org/mailinglist/apr98/288.html )
> > >
> > > They are asking for comments on their license. If you are interested,
> > > you can find it at:
> > > http://www.scitechsoft.com/mgl-license.txt
> > >
> > > Anyone willing to debianize that stuff?
> > I had a look at the license and there are restrictions on the distribution of
> > modified versions. Seems to me, it'd go into non-free.
> Sure? I haven't read it thoroughly, but section 2.1 allows distribution
> of the original source code, with or without modifications. And section
> 3.6 allows distribution of executables. Am I missing something?
> (Also, this license is not so different from the MPL, so I would be
> surprised to see some "non-freeness" in it).
OK. It seems I looked at a differnt license
and never went past the PREAMBLE:
SciTech Software does however reserve the right as the sole distributor of
the library source code. Hence although we encourage you to change and modify
the library to suit your needs, you may not distribute derivative works based
on the library source code without express written permission from SciTech
I guess they still need to clean up their site.
Luis Francisco Gonzalez <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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