Re: Swiss Ephemeris Public License
On 2003-10-10, Henning Makholm <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Scripsit "Jaldhar H. Vyas" <email@example.com>
>> Nobody commented then and it looked ok to me however
>> James rejected it with the following comment:
>> > I'm a little concerned about the license on this software, in
>> > particular, this phrase:
>> > "without any charge beyond the costs of data transfer."
>> and suggested I seek clarification here.
> As far as I can see, the license offer the choice of distribution of
> modified versions under either clauses 3,4 or clause 6, where clause 6
> is only available for certain restricted kinds of modifications.
> Clause 6 is non-free according to the DFSG because of the phrase you
> cite; it prohibits distribution for profit. It might be possible to
> get the upstream author to clarify it a la what was done for the
> Artistic licence.
I don't see this: it looks to me like clause 6(a) again applies only
the distribution of the source code to those who receive the binary,
so is again OK (like the similar clause in 3 and 4).