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Re: problematic license

On Sun, Apr 25, 1999 at 01:06:50PM +0200, Joop Stakenborg wrote:
> After contacting the author of one of my packages (psk31lx), he has changed
> the license, which might allow us to put it into main. Here it is:
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
> This software may be distributed as freeware, as long as it is only
> used for amateuer radio purposes.
> Explicit permission is given to distribute this software freely on
> Internet FTP/WWW-servers, Telephon Mailboxes, Amateur Packet BBS and
> CD-ROMs, as long as the reference to the author is not removed.
> --------------------------------------------------------------------

DFSG-free licenses may not disallow any type of use of the software either,
not just distribution. For example, licenses cannot discriminate against
use for genetic engineering research or nuclear weapons research.
Similarly, use by non-amateurs must be allowed.

Unfortunate that most ham software has a similar license. :-(

Hamish Moffatt VK3TYD. 
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