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Re: Bug#294491: RFA: povray -- Persistence of vision raytracer

>>>>> "Brian" == Brian May <bam@debian.org> writes:

One question:

    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?

Two answers:

>>>>> "Jeroen" == Jeroen van Wolffelaar <jeroen@wolffelaar.nl> 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 <snogglethorpe@gmail.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 <bam@debian.org>

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