Re: License advice
Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> wrote:
> And now my comments:
> 1) He does not mention that selling is allowed. So you are not allowed to
> sell it.
Er, you're allowed to redistribute it freely, and there's no restriction
on selling it. What situation are you imagining where this is a problem
> 2) He does not mention that you are allowed to redistribute the software
> after altering and marking as in 3, so you are not allowed to redistribute
> altered version.
He's already granted you the permission to redistribute, I see nothing in
that restriction which revokes this permission (unless you falsely claim
that it's not modified).
Color me confused.
Raul (here's the license again, just in case..)
> Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any
> purpose on any computer system, and to redistribute it freely,
> subject to the following restrictions:
> 1. The author is not responsible for the consequences of use of
> this software, no matter how awful, even if they arise
> from defects in it.
> 2. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented, either
> by explicit claim or by omission.
> 3. Altered versions must be plainly marked as such, and must not
> be misrepresented as being the original software.
> 4. This notice may not be removed or altered.
> Armin Biere
> Thu Mar 5 16:48:52 EST 1998
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