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Re: STANDARD SOFTWARE COMPATABILITY



On Tue, Dec 01, 1998 at 06:46:55PM +1300, Michael Beattie wrote:
> On Tue, 1 Dec 1998, Michael Beattie wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I know of a Brilliant alternative to lightwave, by the name of "Blender",
> > > > (http://www.blender.nl/) If it had a better license, I would package it.
> > Not likely, The next version is to be commercial.. (I think thats right,
> > maybe my wires are crossed.. I'll check)
> 
> No it's not, but I'll need to contact the author(s).
> 
> 
> Copyright and comments follow.
> 
> 
>   Permission to copy and distribute this software and its
>   documentation without written agreement is hereby granted only for non-
>   commercial purposes.
> 
> Debian is non-commercial?

Yes, but to be DFSG-free the software has to permit any use. I will have to go
into non-free.

>                        Distributing Blender 'bundled' in with ANY product
>   is considered to be a `commercial purpose'. This entire copyright notice 
>   must appear in all copies of this software.
> 
> This gets me... comments?

I think this will hinder the distribution of blender with Debian at all.
 
>   If you would like to do something with this software that this copyright
>   prohibits (such as distributing blender commercially), please contact 
>   NaN.
> 
> Bingo!
 
If you want to package it - contact them and ask if they would accept the
bundling with Debian. Of course it has to go into non-free then.

cu
	Torsten

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