Re: Copyright question
On Sun, 1 Jun 1997, joost witteveen wrote:
> > On 31 May 1997, John Goerzen wrote:
> > > A program I am packaging has a copying policy as follows:
> > >
> > > Only NON-COMMERCIAL distribution allowed.
> > This puts the package into non-free. However...
> > > Redistribution of
> > > modified versions by other people than myself is not allowed.
> > We need at least the possibility to distribute a modified binary version
> > of the package. If this isn't allowed by that sentence, than the package
> > can't be included in the archive at all. Or do I miss something?
> Yes, if a modifying the package isn't allowed, then it cannot go
> into the main archive, and has to go into non-free, even if you're
> allowed to make money distributing it.
> Non-free it is
No. If the author forbids distribution a changed (i.e. bug fixed)
_binary_ version, I think the package may not even go into non-free.
What do the others think?
-- Christian Schwarz
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