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Re: lprng license

On 29 Jan 1999, John Hasler wrote:

> Jules Bean writes:
> > It doesn't limit 'use of the program in a commercial environment'.  It
> > limits 'commercial use of the code, by modifying it and selling the
> > resultant binaries without providing source'.
> "It depends on what the definition of 'use' is."
> Ask twelve ordinary people (the members of the jury at the trial of a
> copyright lawsuit, for example) what "commercial use of software" means and
> they will all say something like "using it to print invoices for a
> business".  Suggest your definition and they will be baffled.

Of course.

I would answer the same.

Except actually in the context of that bizarre license agreement - and in
that context, the interpretation I suggested is the one which made most
sense to me.

In any case, the correct answer here is definitely to contact the author
for  clarification..


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