Re: academic software without licence
Ok. Asking for the permission to distribute and modify is not enough. We
need this permission for everyone. I must then ask the author to
relicence the software (under the GPL for instance).
"may be used without restriction" does not give you the right to distribute or
modify. Use clauses only govern actual use.
I guess the bottom line is this software is probably not to be treated as free
software unless/until the author says it is. Rather annoying I know.
As anybody experience with this? I would love to have a model of message
that explains the issue and ask this politely. It should be targeted at
By the way, I don't know if they can relicense easily, or must go
through a lot of administrative hassle.
Please share your experience on this.
For example, I am interested in packaging SEM:
which has no licence, just a "do what you want" notice.