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Re: Bug#326945: ITP: shorten -- tool for fast compression of waveform files

On Tue, Sep 06, 2005 at 08:37:46PM +0100, Jochen Voss wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 06, 2005 at 02:43:42PM -0500, Graham Wilson wrote:
> >  This software is being provided to you, the LICENSEE, by Tony Robinson
> >  and SoftSound under the following license.  By obtaining, using and/or
> >  copying this software, you agree that you have read, understood, and
> >  will comply with these terms and conditions:
> >  
> >  This software may not be sold or incorporated into any product which is
> >  sold without prior permission from SoftSound.  When no charge is made,
> >  this software may be copied and distributed freely.
> >  
> >  Permission is granted to use this software for decoding and
> >  non-commercial encoding (e.g. private or research use).  Please email
> >  shorten@softsound.com for commercial encoding terms.
> This does not give permission to redistribute, does it?
> In this case the program would not even be fit for non-free.

I'll check with upstream about this. I assume it's alright, since the
current version is a redistribution of previous versions from different

> Also the "By obtaining [...] this software, you agree that you have
> read [and] understood [...] these terms and conditions:" clause sounds
> quite dubious to me.

Agreed, but I assume that doesn't affect the validity of the license?


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