opera and non-free
Please find attached a copy of the 'copyright' file included in the
opera 6 TP3 download available from their site (http://www.opera.com).
I'd love to see opera in non-free but I think I'll need to work with
them to resolve some licensing issues first. Specifically it is worded
as though the (freely downloadable) software is licensed separately per
user, and for use on only one computer at one time. ie multiple users on
the same machine are out - if the sysadmin installs it then only [s]he
can use it. It also says nothing about redistribution - presumably an
important part of any such license.
A list of what is required/not allowed in non-free licenses would be a
most useful addition to the archives, should one not exist already
(where?) and if one of you is able to enumerate the conditions.
I have copied in Opera's Sales and Distribution Manager, Jakob
Snilsberg, and will forward on my findings.
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