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Re: Pre-ITP - LARN and Noah Morgan

On Fri, Aug 26, 2005 at 05:01:29PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> asuffield@debian.org wrote:
> >> In an email on Aug 15 2005, Kevin wrote to Alex:
> >> > I proceeded on the casual assumption that Noah Morgan
> >> > and Don Kneller would have no issues with changes
> >> > being made and posted. They posted to a public forum,
> >> > and I seem to vaguely recall that their licensing
> >> > permitted changes and redistribution as long as their
> >> > original copyright statements were preserved. I never
> >> > heard anything from anyone to the contrary, but that
> >> > doesn't mean that it was "OK".
> >> 
> >> Accordingly, we believe Noah and Don's intentions met DFSG.
> >
> >The problem is that Noah's intentions are no longer relevent. The
> I read here that (somebody recalls that) he distributed the code with
> a free (even if not attached) license, so whatever his heirs want to do
> is not relevant.

 - Get a clue
 - Read better

It says that some other person (thusly hearsay) said that they vaguely
recall (thusly unsure) seeing a license that seemed freeish. That's an
awful long way from being a license we can review.

Also, as I said in the mail which you replied to without reading, if
they're in the US then the heirs might have a say in the matter anyway
(if they aren't, ask a local lawyer, inheritence law isn't even
remotely similar in different countries).

And I'm not going to repeat myself again when you reply to this mail
without reading it either, so just assume I repost this reply to it.

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