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Re: [Steve Lidie <Stephen.O.Lidie@Lehigh.EDU>] Re: xodometer licensing



On Sun, Feb 25, 2001 at 07:45:20PM -0600, Chris Lawrence wrote:
> (I'd trim the CC list but it looks like it was intended to be this
> long; go figure...)
> 
> On Feb 25, Sam TH wrote:
> > On Sun, Feb 25, 2001 at 01:55:15PM -0800, Aaron Lehmann wrote:
> > > Whoah whoah.
> > > 
> > >      10.Example Licenses 
> > > 
> > >           The "GPL", "BSD", and "Artistic" licenses are examples of licenses
> > >           that we consider "free".
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Say again?
> > 
> > In that case, I guess Artistic is acceptable.  But that is
> > unfortunate, given that this means that we have diverged from the FSF
> > analysis, something that I don't think we do elsewhere.  I'll look
> > through the mailing list archives. 
> 
> May I suggest that we get this author to adopt the Clarified Artistic
> License, which everyone agrees IS free and furthermore is
> GPL-compatible... see ncftp for a copy if you haven't seen it.

Definitely a good idea, although the author seemed also receptive to
the idea of the GPL.  But everybody should be encouraged to either
adopt the license of Perl (AL/GPL) or the Clarified Artistic License,
so that we can avoid these difficulties.  
           
	sam th		     
	sam@uchicago.edu
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