Re: ITP: xengine
On Wed, Jun 02, 1999 at 08:15:47AM +0900, Atsuhito Kohda wrote:
> I can understand what you say.
> - But as you can see, the copyright only shows the fundamental and
> rough intention of the author. It does not show strict conditions
> on every situations like GPL. The programmer is not lawyer in general.
Tell him what he has to change in the copyright file.
> - The copyright allows the distribution without charge explicitly but
> doesn't say anything about selling the software as you pointed out.
> So at least from the logical poit of view, it can not be concluded
> that it prohibits the distribution with charge.
But it's not clear. Debian has to know for sure.
> - There are some ambiguities in the copyright, I agree. But it
> is the author who can determine whether it is allowed or not
> to sell the software.
The best solution is to clean up the copyright.
> - And we have the permission of the author.
> Is it not enough for Debian ?
It's enough for non-free. It's not enough for main as many CD vendors are
relying on being able to sell everything in main.