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Re: Swiss Ephemeris Public License

Don Armstrong <don@donarmstrong.com> writes:

> On Fri, 10 Oct 2003, Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:
>> If you do not meet the requirements in the SEPL, for example if
>> - you develop and distribute software which is sold for a fee higher than a
>>   reasonable copy charge
>> - or/and you develop and distribute software which is not published under an
>>   Open Source or equivalent license
>>   you must purchase the Swiss Ephemeris Professional Edition under the Swiss
>>   Ephemeris Professional License.
> These clarifications are a bit troubling (and from my reading don't
> extend from the license.) The licenses restriction of #1 only applies
> to the source code of SE, not all of the compiled and source programs
> distributed by a company as alluded to by #1. I'm not quite sure if
> they intend for the license to actually mean #1, or if they just
> weren't clear.
> #2 has the same problem of seeming to apply to all works distributed
> by a person or entity, which isn't something delinated in the license.
> [Eg, if you distribute any software which isn't under an OS license
> (say you provide software under contract to someone) you need a
> Professional License.]

Those are in what's essentially the "How to use this license" section,
directed at those thinking of distributing their own independently
developed software under the SEPL.

I haven't looked closely at the data-transfer part.


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