Re: Packaging spice and xwave
On Fri, Jul 25 1997 4:57 PDT Philippe Troin writes:
> About spice: this thing (v. 3f4) is distributed by UC Berkeley. There
> is no explicit license for it. I've asked details at UC Berkeley, but
> anyone knows if the BSD license applies to spice, or if it's a more
> restrictive one ?
It is a more restrictive one, this is sure, but I don't know what it says %:(
Anyway, when I asked last August Bdale Garbee about the state of his spice
packaging (he was listed as spice packager then), Bruce responded
(Bruce, I hope you don't mind quoting you):
> Date: Tue, 27 Aug 96 17:50 PDT From: email@example.com (Bruce Perens)
> To: David Frey <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Bdale Garbee <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: spice for Debian Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Spice can't legally be left on FTP sites for anonymous retrieval.
> Everybody does it, but they are ignoring the license when they do so.
> There is a list of governments that it can not be distributed to that
> is set by people at Berkeley and includes things like "The Police
> Department of South Africa". There is a $200 license required to make
> a commercial distribution of it.
> Thus, I made and distributed a package (an a.out one long ago), but
> verified the identification of people before I allowed them to
> download it.
I don't know whether the License has changed in the past time (regarding
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