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Re: License issue?



Joerg Schilling wrote:
Alvaro Lopez Ortega <alvaro@alobbs.com> wrote:

  
Hi all,

   I have been reading the dvd+rw-tools FAQ and I have found this in
   there:

===
Version 5.6 adds support for Solaris 2.x [commercial licensing terms
for distribution on Solaris are to be settled with Inserve
Technology].
===
    

As the program claims to use the GPL, such note would not be legal
and commercial use cannot be limited to a single company.

You may be right in Europe, in the USA if I hold the copyright I may grant several non-exclusive licenses under different terms. It's not even unusual. With commercial software I may sell a right to use quantity one to an end user, a site or company license to a large organization, and a right to duplicate and resell to another (if I trust them to pay royalties). And I might grant a free right to use to a charity if I was a nice person.
-- 
bill davidsen <davidsen@tmr.com>
  CTO TMR Associates, Inc
  Doing interesting things with small computers since 1979

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