Hello, first thanks for your answers. The files we talk about are utils/sha1.cc and utils/sha1.h from. I have ask the upstream author Paul E. Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Here are the answer: [quote] Jörg, Sad that one would read into this more than is written. Because it doesn't say you can use the software to serve soup means I cannot use it to serve soup? No. That's ridiculous. I'm tell you that it means "free", entirely without any restrictions whatsoever. That should be painfully clear to anyone and to say otherwise is not honest or being painfully difficult. Either way, I don't really care to deal with such people. We'll break it down: * "freeware" is in quotes since I appreciate it is not well-defined, but it definitely means "free". So, I go on to explain... * "Permission to distribute in source and binary forms", meaning it can be sent far and wide in any form * "Including incorporating into other products", meaning it can be used in anyone else's software (free or not, since there are no restrictions) and, further, any developer knows that incorporating software often means needing to change it * "Without fee", meaning it is free. It's just another way of ensuring that the word "freeware" means it is free, not something for pay * It then goes on to say it is provided as-is and without warranty <= that's pretty much the only restriction. I don't warrant the software for any particular purpose and will not accept responsibility for it not working properly Any additional assumptions, misconceptions, etc. are just that. As I said, people go nuts with all of these various licenses out there. It's either free or it's not. The GPL is "free" in that there is no cost, but not "free" in that you are absolutely encumbered by that nasty license. Software I publish with my license is truly free without any restrictions whatsoever. "Oh, but it doesn't say I can make soup with it, so it's not free!" To that, I can only say, "You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." -- Mark Twain ("A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court", 1889). I even considered putting a statement on it that said "public domain" and one person told me that "public domain" doesn't mean it's free to use. So, I gave up with all the licensing nonsense and put together this "FPL" to make fun of the "GPL" and to drive home the point that it is free -- really free. No long-winded legal crap to digest and understand. You're free (and I really mean free!) to share my comments with others, archive it for prosperity, and make it absolutely and clearly understood that the license text (and I'll quote it below) means it is entirely and completely unencumbered from any use whatsoever, including serving soup. Regards, Paul E. Jones [/quote] CU Jörg  https://sourceforge.net/projects/simutrans/files/simutrans/120-1-3/simulinux-i86-120-1-3.zip/download -- New: GPG Fingerprint: 63E0 075F C8D4 3ABB 35AB 30EE 09F8 9F3C 8CA1 D25D GPG key (long) : 09F89F3C8CA1D25D GPG Key : 8CA1D25D CAcert Key S/N : 0E:D4:56 Old pgp Key: BE581B6E (revoked since 2014-12-31). Jörg Frings-Fürst D-54470 Lieser Threema: SYR8SJXB IRC: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org My wish list: - Please send me a picture from the nature at your home.
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