Re: Question on License
On Thursday 22 April 2004 10:42 pm, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> > 1. Redistributions qualify as "freeware" or "Open Source Software" under
> > one of the following terms:
> Pick any one:
> > (a) Redistributions are made at no charge beyond the reasonable cost of
> > materials and delivery.
> Prohibits commercial use. Can't use that one.
> > (b) Redistributions are accompanied by a copy of the Source Code or by an
> > irrevocable offer to provide a copy of the Source Code for up to
> > three
> > years at the cost of materials and delivery. Such redistributions
> > must allow further use, modification, and redistribution of the
> > Source
> > Code under substantially the same terms as this license. For the
> > purposes of redistribution "Source Code" means the complete
> > compilable
> > and linkable source code of alterMIME including all modifications.
> Copyleft. Again, poorly worded, but close enough. Very similar (including
> timeframe) to the GPL, which is OK. Assuming (BIG assumption) that the
> copyright holder interprets this language in the same way as the equivalent
> language is interpreted in the GPL, this term is satisfied, hence clause 1
> is OK.
Sorry, I missed that this was either/or. Yeah, (b) by itself is DFSG free.
As for the "recursive" license -- I think this is just a case of including
code that had a slightly different license. It also appears to have been
free. So I guess you're okay.
Terry Hancock ( hancock at anansispaceworks.com )
Anansi Spaceworks http://www.anansispaceworks.com