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Re: Povray, fedora extras and licensing



It reminds me of some of Mozilla's Firefox/Iceweasel stuff.

Lemme get this in front of the board.

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On Fri, 3 Feb 2006, Ralf Corsepius wrote:

> On Fri, 2006-02-03 at 15:27 +0000, Jonathan Underwood wrote:
> > Hi
> > 
> > I was considering adding POV-Ray to fedora extras, butI notice that
> > the license that POV-Ray is distributed is not in any of the 3 lists
> > referenced in the packaging guidelines. However, their redistribution
> > license found here:
> > 
> > http://www.povray.org/distribution-license.html
> > 
> > specifically names fedora and implies that it is fine to redistribute
> > POV-Ray for this distribution.  So, shall I go ahead and submit?
> The povray license had repeatedly been subject to fierce arguments.
> 
> Several people (eg. me) consider it not to be an OpenSource License, but
> read it (IANAL) as a "Free Beer License" (You can get the sources, but
> you are not allowed to reuse the source code).
> 
> May-be you should contact the "legal channels" of Fedora, the FF, the
> OSI, or may-be POV-Ray Ltd. to give a legally qualified statement on
> this.
> 
> Ralf
> 
> 
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