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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

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