Re: Bug#294491: RFA: povray -- Persistence of vision raytracer
>>>>> "Brian" == Brian May <email@example.com> writes:
Brian> I asked about this a while ago on debian-devel and was told
Brian> (IIRC) that a major rewrite was happening in order to make
Brian> Povray DFSG compliant.
Brian> Is this still the case?
>>>>> "Jeroen" == Jeroen van Wolffelaar <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Jeroen> No, not really, upstream seems to really want to keep
Jeroen> development closed and the license too, in fear of rough
Jeroen> versions/ripoffs of POV-Ray to be used without proper
Jeroen> acknowledgements, and to prevent any commercial use of the
Jeroen> software the authors wrote.
Jeroen> See the POV-Ray newsgroups for more information.
>>>>> "Miles" == Miles Bader <email@example.com> writes:
Miles> 2) Acording to their FAQ, they'd actually rather _like_
Miles> to be free-software, but large quantities of their
Miles> source-base were developed before they had any such
Miles> concept, and contributor is so muddled that they couldn't
Miles> easily just relicense everything.
Miles> 3) There's a suggestion that they may try to change their
Miles> license to something free after the next big rewrite,
Miles> planned for the vague medium-term future.
Curious; maybe the FAQ is wrong?
Brian May <firstname.lastname@example.org>