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Re: License issue?

Bill Davidsen <davidsen@tmr.com> wrote:

> >>   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.

Looks like you did not get my point: why should there be a need
to use a non GPL variant?


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