Re: software licensing
First, I want to apologize for starting this stupid argument. Alas,
I've proved my own point -- the GPL is confusing and ambiguous.
Second, I'm including my new license below. I trust everyone will be
(reasonably) happy with it.
Third, I'm out of here. I'd rather be hacking, or doing pretty much
anything other than reading a GPL argument. If you want to contact me,
feel free to send email.
Xpdf is copyright 1996-1998 Derek B. Noonburg.
Xpdf is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL), version
2. In my opinion, the GPL is a convoluted, confusing, ambiguous mess.
But it's also pervasive, and I'm sick of arguing. And even if it is
confusing, the basic idea is good.
In order to cut down on the confusion a little bit, here are some
- I don't mind if you redistribute xpdf in source and/or binary form,
as long as you include all of the documentation: README, man pages
(or help files), and COPYING. (Note that the README file contains a
pointer to a web page with the source code.)
- Selling a CD-ROM that contains xpdf is fine with me, as long as it
includes the documentation. I wouldn't mind receiving a sample
copy, but it's not necessary.
- If you make useful changes to xpdf, please make the source code
available -- post it on a web site, email it to me, whatever.
If you're interested in commercial licensing, please contact me:
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