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Re: BSD-licensed upstream tarball but needs form filled

Rafael Laboissiere wrote:
> The problem is that prior to downloading the tarball (at
> http://www.llnl.gov/CASC/sundials/download/download.html), the user is
> asked to fill a form in a web page.  Our question is: does this
> restriction decrease somehow the freeness of the package?  If yes, how
> should we proceed in approaching the upstream authors about this problem?

Nowhere is it stated that registration is a mandatory part of
getting the license. 

It would seem that, once one person registers and downloads the
software, that one person may distribute the software in accordance
with the BSD license.


Arnoud Engelfriet, Dutch & European patent attorney - Speaking only for myself
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