Re: GDAL HDF4 (HDF-EOS) driver license
>>>>> John Halton <email@example.com> writes:
>> It may be my english skills that are failing me, but is that
>> ``without fee'' piece DFSG-compliant, or not?
>> Permission to use, modify, and distribute this software and its
>> documentation for any purpose without fee is hereby granted,
>> provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and
>> that both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in
>> supporting documentation.
> I think this is fine. Similar wording is found in a number of
> licences (including some parts of QT and Python). Personally I think
> it is very poor drafting as it does cause confusion over what
> "without fee" is referring to.
> However, as in other similar cases, it seems clear that the wording
> means you are permitted to use, modify or distribute the software
> without having to pay a fee to the licensor. It does not mean that
> you are prohibited from charging a fee yourself for any use,
> modification or distribution of the software. So this is DFSG-free.
Thanks for the clarification. I'm much less anxious now.