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Re: Please compile treetool on alpha, arm, hppa, ia64, powerpc and s390

On Fri, 30 Aug 2002, Branden Robinson wrote:

> Okay.  What you have is a license, then; it's just a very informal one.
> Email from a person granting you permission to do things not ordinarily
> permitted by copyright law is a "license", when that person has
> appropriate legal standing to grant such permission.  Such
> communications are just as valid as the GNU GPL or BSD licenses, if less
> formal.
Well but it avoids §8 of DFSG and what I intended to say was there is
"no license for upstream source" - and that's really a pitty in this case
because this program which is obviousely used by a lot of biologists
needs some work and nobody can do it because of the missinging
upstream license.

Kind regards


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