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Bug#321178: [Fwd: RE: licensing of the x3270 code]

Seems that the issue is closed for now, unless someone have a way to
influence them to reconsiderate ?!

I think to retitle this to RFP, until the license will be sorted out.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject:     RE: licensing of the x3270 code
Date:     Sat, 27 Aug 2005 11:08:19 -0400
From:     Kevin Wozniak <kevin.wozniak@gtrc.gatech.edu>
To:     Lior Kaplan <kaplanlior@gmail.com>

Based on legal advice GTRC received, we are not inclined  to change the
manner in which the x3270 code is released.  Thank you for your inquiry.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Lior Kaplan [mailto:kaplanlior@gmail.com]
    Sent: Sat 8/27/2005 10:33 AM
    To: Kevin Wozniak
    Subject: Re: licensing of the x3270 code
    Hi  Kevin,

    Any news about this issue?

    Kevin Wozniak wrote:

    >At this point, this code is no longer supported by GIT.  Before I
agree to change the license I will need to do
    >some historical research.  Thank you for your suggestion of the MIT
open source license.  We have our own
    >that we use.  

    >After I have had a chance to review this, I will let you know
whether or not GTRC is inclined to change the   
    >distribution mechanism.

    >       -----Original Message-----
    >       From: Lior Kaplan [mailto:kaplanlior@gmail.com]
    >       Sent: Thu 8/4/2005 5:48 PM
    >       To:
    >       Cc: Kevin Wozniak
    >       Subject: Re: licensing of the x3270 code
    >       Hi Kevin,
    >       Is there a possibility to release the code under some
familiar FOSS
    >       license? http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php
might be a
    >       good idea.
    >       Lior Kaplan
    >       George Harker wrote:
    >       >Kevin,
    >       >
    >       >Please respond for us.
    >       >
    >       >George
    >       >
    >       >-----Original Message-----
    >       >From: Lior Kaplan [mailto:kaplanlior@gmail.com]
    >       >Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2005 6:42 PM
    >       >To: George Harker
    >       >Subject: licensing of the x3270 code
    >       >
    >       >Hi George,
    >       >
    >       >Can you clarify the meaning of "public use" in your
copyright statement
    >       >here: http://x3270.bgp.nu/license.html
    >       >
    >       >"Copyright (c) 1989 by Georgia Tech Research Corporation,
Atlanta, GA
    >       >30332. All Rights Reserved. GTRC hereby grants public use
of this
    >       >software. Derivative works based on this software must
incorporate this
    >       >copyright notice."
    >       >
    >       >The issue is whether your "public use" conforms to the OSI
open source
    >       >definition (http://www.opensource.org/docs/definition.php).
    >       >
    >       >I'd like to distribute it in the Debian GNU/Linux
distribution, since
    >       >there are requests for this software.


    Lior Kaplan

    Debian GNU/Linux unstable (SID)

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