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Bug#308364: [WASTE-dev-public] Do not package WASTE! UNAUTHORIZED SOFTWARE [Was: Re: Questions about waste licence and code.]



This topic has been beat to death and is the cause for most of the
devs bailing throughout the life of the project (legal concerns). 
There are a couple old articles on /. that should cover all the
arguments (in the comments)...but I'm sure you'll find them all over. 
here's one:

http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/05/31/1259206&mode=nested&tid=120&tid=126&tid=187&tid=95




On 5/18/05, Charles Iliya Krempeaux <supercanadian@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>  
>  (Sorry for just intejecting into the discussion like this, but....)
> 
>  From what I understand of the history of WASTE.  At one time, NullSoft did
> infact release WASTE under the GPL.  However, AOL (NullSoft's parent
> company) didn't like this, and that message on NullSoft's website is because
> of that.  (And thus, it was origianlly authorized by NullSoft, but not
> authorized by AOL.)
>  
>  Now, from what I understand, once you release something under the GPL, you
> cannot un-release it.  And if that is the case, then this software is "OK".
>  
>  
>  See ya
>  
>  
>  See ya
>  
> 
> On 5/18/05, Mirco Bauer <meebey@php.net> wrote:
> > 
> > On Fri, 2005-05-13 at 14:20 +0200, Romain Beauxis wrote:
> > >       Hi all!
> > >
> > > I'm on the way of making a debian package for Waste, and I would have
> the
> > > folowing two questions about your software:
> > >
> > > Does the licence really reflect GPL?
> > > This arise because of this:
> > >
> http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/waste/waste/license.cpp?rev=1.1&view=auto
> > > "WASTE - license.cpp
> > > Copyright (C) 2003 Nullsoft, Inc.
> > > Copyright (C) 2004 WASTE Development Team"
> > > -> What does Nullsoft have to do with Waste?
> > >
> > > And also this: 
> > > "//ADDED Md5Chap - THIS PART IS GPL LICENSE!!! TOUCH AND DIE!"
> > > Followed by a full binary array.
> > > ...
> > >
> > 
> > I googled for WASTE I found this:
> > http://www.nullsoft.com/free/waste/
> > According to Nullsoft this is UNAUTHORIZED SOFTWARE and is not allowed
> > to be distributed!
> > Please delete all source and package copies you may have and do not let
> > it enter debian! 
> > 
> > --
> > Regards,
> > 
> > Mirco 'meebey' Bauer
> > 
> > PGP-Key:
> >
> http://keyserver.noreply.org/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0xEEF946C8
> > 
> > -----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK-----
> > Version: 3.12
> > GIT d s-:+ a-- C++ UL++++$ P L++$>+++$ E- W+++$ N o? K- w++>! O---- M-
> > V? PS
> > PE+ Y- PGP++ t 5+ X++ R tv+ b+ DI? D+ G>++ e h! r->++ y?
> > ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------ 
> > 
> > 
> > BodyID:12667657.2.n.logpart (stored separately)
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
>       Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.
> 
>      charles @ reptile.ca
>       supercanadian @ gmail.com
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