Re: [DSFG] question: Custom hand written notice
Jari Aalto said on Thu, Feb 09, 2006 at 11:04:32AM +0200,:
> I'm preparing a package and would like to hear if this licence
> (author's voice) is DSFG free. I intend to add this to
> The snow source code and the algorithms contained within it are free
> for non-commercial use. Licences for commercial single-customer
> applications will usually be granted free of charge, but contact the
> author for confirmation.
Imposing restrictions on users for re-distribution does not comply
with the DFSG.
What is `commercial use', BTW? Does a LUG selling CDs containing this
application engage in a commercial activity?
Fails the ``desert island test'' too. (What if the distributor wants
to give a copy of the application on a commercial basis to somebody
else on the island?)
> (*)As of 29 May 1999 the source code has changed from being public
> domain to being free for non-commercial use. However,
> commercial users
I am not sure how this possible. Once public domain, always public
domain. No idea if the law in your jurisdiction is different.
> are automatically granted a licence for any use of the snow code and
> algorithms deployed before this date.
> Also in what section would this software go: main, non-free?
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