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Re: conquer relicensing

Juan M. Mendez wrote:

> On 10/9/06, Arnoud Engelfriet <arnoud@engelfriet.net> wrote:
>> Without a piece of paper with Adam's signature saying otherwise,
>> the copyright remains with him. So Ed should ensure he does not
>> change the copyright notice.


> So, I have been investigating.
> It seems Adam Bryant developed a new version 5 of conquer:
> http://www.cs.bu.edu/ftp/fs/pub/adb/beta/
> where all the files hold notices disallowing redistribution of the
> code with a notice
> starting with.
> /* conquer : Copyright (c) 1992 by Ed Barlow and Adam Bryant */

Oh, great.  Reading out of order sucks.  It looks like Adam *didn't* make a
all-new version, he made a *mess*.

You do need to contact him or get rid of the Adam Bryant code.  Arnoud is 
right in his reply -- it's not clear what Adam Bryant's statement 
transferring rights to Ed Barlow means in the context of this later 

> Some people managed to talk with Adam in 1997 where he said he
> licensed conquer to a commercial developer, saying title would revert
> back to him if the company didn't release anything in two years.
> http://members.aol.com/heiska/ecframe/future.html
> A press release in 1997 also seems to cerfify that:
> My doubt is, how this license transfering of the Adam Bryant code
> could affect the old code of version 4 of conquer released in 1988 in
> USENET, the one that Ed allowed me to relicense as Free Software.
> Sorry for the sudden burdening of information, I tried to give all the
> information I can.
> -- Juan

Nathanael Nerode  <neroden@fastmail.fm>

Bush admitted to violating FISA and said he was proud of it.
So why isn't he in prison yet?...

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