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Re: Fedora Core 2 wishlists



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Hi,

On Thu, 18 Dec 2003, Paul Heinlein wrote:

> On Thu, 18 Dec 2003, Jesse Keating wrote:
> 
> > On Thu, 2003-12-18 at 07:08, seth vidal wrote:
> > > That's nice. Then you can package it up for yourself. But 1. it's not
> > > allowed to be redistributed in that way 2. it's got some other issues
> > > that the pkg maintainer from red hat has worried with.
> >
> > Hrm, Mike Harris seems to disagree with that statement (on IRC).  Can
> > you show me where in the pine license it states you can't redistribute
> > patched binaries?
> 
> See the FAQ, esp. section 10.1:
> 
>   10.1 Is Pine Open Source?
> 
>   It depends on how that term is defined. Source for Unix Pine is
>   provided to allow users and system administrators to customize and
>   adapt Pine for their own requirements. UW's Pine license allows
>   anyone to download source code for Unix Pine and make modifications
>   for their own local use without asking permission. Anyone can also
>   create and distribute patch files to implement bug fixes or minor
>   enhancements without asking permission. However, redistribution of a
>   modified version of Pine requires explicit permission from the
>   University of Washington.
> 
>   [http://www.washington.edu/pine/faq/legal.html]

So what's so difficult about simply asking for permission then? That's
what SuSE did, and their version of Pine includes quite a number of
patches.

Bye,
	LenZ
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