Re: ITP: xengine
Ben Pfaff wrote:
> Remco Blaakmeer <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.