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Re: License issue?

scdbackup@gmx.net wrote:

> Hi,
> Andy (i guess) states on
> http://fy.chalmers.se/~appro/linux/DVD+RW/solaris.com.html
> -----------------------------------------------------------
>                  Clarification Note
> "Commercial licensing terms for distribution on Solaris"
> means that if a 3rd party would like to include dvd+rw-tools
> [or their components] as a part of commercial product for
> Solaris, then they have to talk to Inserve Technology. In other
> words Inserve Technology is granted exclusive right to
> include dvd+rw-tools in commercially available product
> for Solaris(tm). But no explicit permission/license is
> required, if a commercial [or any other] party chooses to
> download and deploy them internally in their Solaris
> environment, e.g. for internal backup purposes.

If somebody would try to enforce this, he would be trying to
break the GPL.

Once you put some code under a OSI compliant license, you cannot
give someone else exclusive rights anymore.


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