Re: Draft new DFSG - r1.4
> The advertising clause applies only to distribution. The SWI clause
> appears to apply to mere use.
Here is the clause in question:
6. If you base research on SWI-Prolog and publish on this research,
you must include appropriate acknowledgements and references to
SWI-Prolog in your publication.
Only when you publish academic results that *you* based on SWI-Prolog do
you have to acknowledge.
> What if I write a system utility in SWI Prolog? Someone might use it in
> their research and not even know that they are using SWI Prolog.
My intepretation would be that this is perfectly legal: either the utility
was published about and then the acknowledgement is there. Or it wasn't
and all is well since the potential researcher did not base *her* research
on SWI-Prolog. Sic.
I say, let's keep it free: it is not a major nuisance (but a minor one, i
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