[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: license query

On Mon, Jan 25, 1999 at 09:54:12PM -0600, John Hasler wrote:
Hamish Moffatt quotes:
>  * Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and   *
>  * its documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby         *
>  * granted,...
> I think the only problem is that it's not clear if the program can
> be distributed as part of collection which IS charged for...

I wrote:
> Perhaps they meant that you need not pay a fee to them, but I can easily
> read it as "you may not charge a fee".

Hamish Moffatt writes:
> That's a possibility too. I assumed the latter, but the former is valid.

I wrote:
> It does say "use, copy, modify, and distribute".  Since the unrestricted
> right to copy includes the right to make partial copies, that should
> suffice.

Hamish Moffatt writes:
> So you think it may be just fine as-is?

I think that the "use, copy, modify, and distribute" part is ok as-is, but
I would like to see "and without fee" clarified.
John Hasler
john@dhh.gt.org (John Hasler)
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI

Reply to: