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Re: Asking for advice regarding the Sleepy Cat's dbxml license

Arnoud Engelfriet wrote:
> Jacobo Tarrio wrote:
>>O Xoves,  5 de Maio de 2005 ?s 10:36:09 +0200, Tomas Fasth escrib?a:
>>> * 3. Redistributions in any form must be accompanied by information on
>>> *    how to obtain complete source code for the DB software and any
>>> *    accompanying software that uses the DB software.  The source code
>>> *    must either be included in the distribution or be available for no
>>> *    more than the cost of distribution plus a nominal fee, and must be
>>> *    freely redistributable under reasonable conditions.  For an
>>> *    executable file, complete source code means the source code for all
>>> *    modules it contains.  It does not include source code for modules or
>>> *    files that typically accompany the major components of the operating
>>> *    system on which the executable file runs.
>> This one is problematic as it does not specify for how long the "information
>>on how to obtain complete source code" must be valid.
> You could simply say: "The source code is included in the
> distribution, under src/". That seems to me to be "information
> on how to obtain complete source code". So then you comply
> with the license IMO.

"The source code must either be included in the distribution or [...]"
confirms that interpretation.  This is the same logic we apply to the
GPL: the issue of having a 3-year offer doesn't apply to us because we
distribute the source alongside the binaries.

- Josh Triplett

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