Re: reiser4 non-free?
On Apr 24, 2004, at 07:40, Sami Liedes wrote:
Finally, nothing in this license shall be interpreted to allow you to
fail to fairly credit me,
Not defined at all, that's a nice land mine.
or to remove my credits such as by creating
a front end that hides my credits from the user
That's rather funny, since I don't need his license to create a
frontend (depending on how I do it, of course).
The only way I can manage to read this is restricting what programs may
be distributed with it, or even worse asking me to agree not create
such software as a term for receiving the "GPL" license.
Either are very much non-free. If its the latter, we couldn't even put
this work in non-free.
or renaming mkreiser4
to mkyourcompanyfs or even just make_filesystem,
The part about without his permission is rather funny too, since the
GPL gives permission to do these things.
Honestly, I think Reiser has added so many "clarifications" to the GPL
which plainly violate the words of the GPL that he should just write
his own non-free license.
Also, a clustering file system built to work on top of this file
system shall be considered a derivative work for the purposes of
interpreting the GPL license granted herein. Plugins are also to be
considered derivative works. Share code or pay money, we give you the
Last I checked, (here at least) Congress defines what a derivative work
is, not Hans Reiser. To the extent his definitions go beyond those of
Congress (or your local equivalent), this license contaminates other