Re: xchat is now shareware in windoze
On Wednesday 20 October 2004 08:19 am, Giacomo A. Catenazzi wrote:
> 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.