On Thu, May 15, 2003 at 03:08:25PM +0200, Sam Hocevar wrote: > On Thu, May 15, 2003, Uwe A. P. Wuerdinger wrote: > > > I just catched this conversation on the misc OpenBSD mailinglist. > > Does this in any way afflict debian? > > This subject has already been discussed forever on debian-legal. The > general consensus is that "without fee" does not mean "you may redistri- > bute as long as it is without a fee" but rather "the rights are granted > to you without having to pay a fee to the author". > > See for instance: > > > http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/1999/debian-legal-199908/msg00049.html > > Or search the -legal archives for "without a fee". Yup. As with the Pine license, this wording is not a problem unless the copyright holder makes it one. Still, it might be worth contacting the upstream authors to get a new license statement with the 5-word edit that Henning Makholm proposed in the message cited above. -- G. Branden Robinson | Optimists believe we live in the Debian GNU/Linux | best of all possible worlds. firstname.lastname@example.org | Pessimists are afraid the optimists http://people.debian.org/~branden/ | are right about that.
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