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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

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