Re: the new IglooFTP license
Thanks for bringing this to my attention (I'm the iglooftp debian
On Wed, Jul 28, 1999 at 07:51:16PM -0400, James LewisMoss wrote:
[snip - commercial Pro version]
> /* IglooFTP - Graphical and User Friendly FTP Client.
> * Copyright (c) 1998-1999 Jean-Marc Jacquet.
> * All rights reserved.
> * THIS PACKAGE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY
> * EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT
> * LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY
> * AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
> * IglooFTP Original Packages, information and support,
> * can be obtained at :
> * http://www.littleigloo.org
> in the top level "COPYRIGHT" file and all the source files I looked at
> (which includes all of them in src (I'll ignore the one in lib which
> is netscape-remote).
Looking at the source for 0.6.1 (the last "free" one I saw), the copyright
is the same, but it does include LICENSE - which is the artistic license.
> I'm not sure how this package was classified as GPL to begin with.
> There are debian modifications that point to the GPL in
> /usr/share/common-licenses rather than the artistic license it seems
> to want to include. That looks suspicious to me. I've CCed the
> Debian maintainer for clarification. (Maybe it was GPLed at 0.3.x
> and the changes persisted. Seems likely to me.)
I _might_ have made a mistake and linked to the GPL ones rather than the
artistic ones by mistake, I thought it was GPL'd - although I only checked
this for the first version (0.3.1).
> With all the indications that it is "OpenSource" scattered around I
> guess we can assume that it was open source despite none of the source
> files actually saying this. Is this a fair assessment?
> Was it ever GPLed? Looking at the source in Debian I'm not sure
> that's true. (Of course I don't have the 0.3.x source to look at.
Ditto :-( If that says artistic then the debian package linking to the GPL
(and /usr/doc/iglooftp/copyright saying GPL) is a mistake on my part.
Otherwise, the license has been changed.
There is no mention of a changed license in the changelog.
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