Re: cthugha (non-free) license
> > provide a last archive with another license. My question is: what
> > keeps cthugha from being free?
Thank you for your reply (and getting it from the archive and
going through it). You nearly answered the q. that i had on mind:
What is the quickest, most painless way (for him) to get a quite
unresponsive ex-upstream maintainer to provide a free license?
> If he is moving on, just ask him to public domain it just as the
> people did before him.
Thanks. Now for the details:
> The remainder of the source (not already public domain, no explicit
> author's copyright notice) is Copyright 1995-97 by Harald
> The source code may be copied freely and may be used in other
I think this may remain? While this has to be changed:
> programs under the following conditions:
> It may not be used in a commercial program without prior
> permission. Please credit the author (in general, credit Cthugha,
> Torps Productions and Harald Deischinger) as the source of the code.
What about the begging for credits? I never understood why this is not
in DFSG 4.). Is that against 9.? It is also done in the hello package.
However, i find it nearly impossible for a non-native english speaker
to completely understand even the DFSG. I try often, but heading and
content of each paragraph appear to me to have 'nothing in common'.
(What does 7. mean "need for execution of an additional license'. I
execute programs for a long time, but admit i never got this sentence.)
As much as i try, i have sometimes difficulties following even a german
lawyer. I never restricted my own software and, honestly, i feel quite
secure with my compiler and without your help, i would rather rewrite
this program from scratch before i'd start to sort out all that legal
stuff. That's why i was asking in the first place. So:
Thanks for your help - i'm afraid i will need a little more
(decrescendo to whispering ... ;) Greetings, martin