GLF Library custom license -- DFSG-compliant?
Hi NALs and ALs,
While working on a next package I ran into the GLF library code, which was once
released under following license
| GLF Library
| Version 1.0 (Release)
| Author: Roman Podobedov
| Email: email@example.com
| WEB: www.ut.ee/~romka
| Date: 17 August 2000
| Copyright (C) 2000, Romka Graphics
| This library is freely distributable without any license or permissions.
| You can use this library in any program (commercial, educational
| or individual), but in each program, where You use this library, You
| should to keep this header (author name and coordinates)!
and wondered what would be your take on it (do not want to bias you with
my concerns)? could it be considered DFSG-compliant and GPL-compatible?
FWIW, subsequent version of the library was released under a somewhat
modified license explicitly forbidding commercial use and is distributed within
non-free within mgltools-pyglf package
here is the text of that license:
This library is freely distributable without any license or permissions
for non-commercial usage. You can use this library in any non-commercial
program. In each program, where You use this library You should keep
this header (author name and coordinates)!
Thank you in advance for your feedback!
FWIW -- I did try to reach Roman to inquire about the license and possibility
to re-release it under some standard FOSS license, but all emails I could find
were obsolete now. So if anyone is stronger in google-foo, feel welcome to
reach out ;)
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