Re: Copyright question: GNUstep
On 25 Oct 1997, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> Gregor Hoffleit <email@example.com> writes:
> > * Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute, and sublicense this software
> > * and its documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted,
> Most of the time this phrase is taken to mean `without fee due to
> <software author>', not `you may not distribute if you charge a fee'.
Correct. I think the library can go into main since it is DFSG complaint
(assuming that it includes the complete source code).
> For instance, the f2c license (/usr/doc/copyright/f2c) states:
> Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software
> and its documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby
> granted, provided that the above copyright notice appear in all
> copies and that both that the copyright notice and this
> permission notice and warranty disclaimer appear in supporting
> documentation, and that the names of AT&T Bell Laboratories or
> Bellcore or any of their entities not be used in advertising or
> publicity pertaining to distribution of the software without
> specific, written prior permission.
> yet f2c is not a non-free package.
Did you file a bug report against f2c?
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