Re: RFS: fpdf-1.52
On Wed, 21 Jul 2004, MiguelGea wrote:
> Dear Mentors,
> I am looking for a sponsor form the package fpdf-1.52
> * Package name : fpdf-1.52
> * Version : 1.52
> * License : Freeware, It allows modify it and use without
> restriction and without cost.
"Freeware" is not a license. I doubt such thing is acceptable as a
free software license.
The license must explicitly permit distribution of software built from
modified source code (DFSG #4).
The current license allows "use and modify" but does not explicitly
allow redistribution of a modified version.
Please talk to the author and suggest a proper license. While we are
at it, I would avoid the use of the word "freeware". It usually means
"free" in the free beer sense, not in the free speech sense.