Re: Spice copyright
On Tue, 26 Aug 1997 12:28:42 PDT Jim Pick (email@example.com) wrote:
> > Philippe Troin <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > 1. The licensee agrees not to charge for the University of
> > > California code itself.
> > > It then seems to me that spice can be packaged in Debian main
> > > distribution.
> > No, it has to go in non-free because of the above clause.
> But if you read it in context, it says:
> 1. The licensee agrees not to charge for the University of California
> code itself. The licensee may, however, charge for additions,
> extensions, or support.
> So if we modify it - then it can go into the main distribution, since
> somebody who is charging for our version could conceivably be charging for
> our modification.
> Aren't we modifying something when we package it?
Well, *I* made a few patches to make it compile and work with Debian.
I can claim that I GPL these changes, and that anyone who wants to charge for a Debian CD (or whatever) charges for these changes, in which I claim no royalties.
Does that sound reasonable ?
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