Re: The rxvt copyright
>>>>> Regarding Re: The rxvt copyright; Charles Briscoe-Smith
>>>>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> adds:
Charles> I have been in touch with John Bovey, the author of xvt
Charles> (from which rxvt was derived) and he is happy to change
Charles> the licence terms to allow commercial distribution.
Charles> Would you please look at the following, which is the
Charles> licence I suggested he use, and confirm that it complies
Charles> with the DFSG? I'm pretty sure it does; I'd like a
Charles> second opinion, though. It's basically a slightly less
Charles> wordy version of the BSD licence.
It looks good to me. I believe that it satisfies all nine criteria
for free software outlined in the Debian Policy Manual. If nobody
expresses a complaint about the new licence, I'll contact the rxvt
development team (yes, there really is a development team now for
rxvt; see http://babayaga.math.fu-berlin.de/~rxvt) and ask them
whether the next version of rxvt can be released under this licence.
Charles> Incidentally, is there any particular reason why most
Charles> licences SHOUT their disclaimer of warranty at you? Does
Charles> it have any legal significance?
I guess they do it to distinguish it from the stuff in lowercase -- that
is, "the fine print."
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