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Re: Copyright question

On Mon, Apr 28 1997 15:07 +0200 =?iso-8859-1?Q?=22Ole?= 
=?iso-8859-1?Q?J=F8rgen?= =?iso-8859-1?Q?Tetlie=22?= writes:
Hi Ole,

> I asked the author of crafty permission to include it in the main
> distribution, although the copyright states that it can not be "distributed
> for commercial purposes". This is the reply I got:
> |no problem with the way you want to distribute it.  You aren't selling
> |crafty, you are selling a linux distribution.  Anyone can still download
> |the latest version for free from my ftp machine, and since you are 
> |distributing exactly the same thing, it is not a problem in any way.  Feel
> |free to include it wherever you want.  The copyright notice was put there
> |because an oddball company had commented that "Crafty is too strong to be
> |free, we are going to start selling it as our own engine."...  
> |
> |Bob
> Do I put this in /usr/doc/crafty/copyright together with the
> original copyright message?

Yes, absolutely.
But if this is his only concern, I would ask him (politely) whether GPL is
not the better solution. It would achieve same (if not better) results.

> Ole J. Tetlie, Dept. of Informatics/Mathematics, Univ. of Oslo
> Idiot, mathematician, programmer. (in preferred order)
  ^^^^^  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
  this doesn't match :)
> "This manual assumes familiarity with the other two manuals,
> one of which is unfortunately not yet written."
> 		Slightly adapted from the Debian Policy Manual

Where have you got that from????!?!?


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