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Re: xchat is now shareware in windoze

On Wednesday 20 October 2004 08:19 am, Giacomo A. Catenazzi wrote:
> Hello.
> Navigating in the xchat site (debian package xchat),
> I found in http://www.xchat.org/windows/  these sentences:
>  > Q. Has the license for X-Chat changed?
>  > A. The Windows version is shareware, however, you may still
>  > download the source code, released under the G.P.L.
> Note: source is GPL, but for windoze binaries it is *required*
> a registration.

This may be perfectly acceptable.

Assuming that the sources for the Windows version include all the 
registration/validation logic, and are distributed under the GPL, 
providing a compiled binary of them is completely kosher.  Of course, 
anybody with a compiler could hack out the time limit.

Now, if the registration/validation logic is not part of those GPL'd 
sources, then we have a problem.

-- John

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