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Re: GDAL HDF4 (HDF-EOS) driver license

>>>>> John Halton <johnhalton@gmail.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.

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