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Re: ITP: xengine

Ben Pfaff wrote:
> Remco Blaakmeer <remco-blaakmeer@quicknet.nl> writes:
>    On Mon, 31 May 1999, Kenshi Muto wrote:
>    > License: == from README ==
>    > 
>    >         Author: Kazuhiko Shutoh
>    > 
>    >         Permission to use, copy, modify and distribute without charge this
>    >         software, documentation, images, etc. is granted, provided that this 
>    >         comment and the author's name is retained.  The author assumes no 
>    >         responsibility for lost sleep as a consequence of use of this software.
>    Since redistribution is allowed without charge only, this will have to go
>    into non-free, IMHO.
> *sigh*.  This comes up about once a week now.  The statement above,
> and similar, are generally interpreted that there is no charge to
> distribute it, not that you must not charge for it.

Hmm, the usual phrase is "without fee".  And it's not placed right
after "distribute".  I think this instance does refer to distribution.
"Distribute without charge" is a normal phrase, as is "License without
fee".  Switch them around and it's not so normal anymore.

Richard Braakman

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