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Re: DBD::InterBase licence

MJ Ray wrote:
On 2004-06-15 14:23:06 +0100 Damyan Ivanov <divanov@creditreform.bg> wrote:

You may distribute under the terms of either the GNU General Public
License or the Artistic License, as specified in the Perl README file,
with the exception that it cannot be placed on a CD-ROM or similar media
for commercial distribution without the prior approval of the author.

This seems confused. GPL+non-comm-dist is not satisfiable by anyone but the author IIRC (so why bother stating it?), so that leaves Artistic+non-comm-dist, which is still non-free.

It might even be unable to go in non-free, as "or similar media" looks like a huge lawyerbomb. Is any disk "similar" to a CD-ROM? Is it if that disk is in a server connected to the internet and sent over paid-for-transfer connections?

Big mess, yes. I'll try to contact the author(s) and see if they can reconsider the license. Interestingly enough, in the README the evil additions are missing... just Artistic/GPL. Blah.

thanks again,

Damyan Ivanov                             Creditreform Bulgaria
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