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Re: License query



On Fri, 2006-05-12 at 14:17 +0100, Paul Howarth wrote:
> I'm thinking of packaging perl-NTLM; it has the following license terms:
> 
> COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE
> 
> This application is free software.  This code is distributed in the hope 
> that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the 
> implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. 
>   You may freely use, copy and distribute this software as long as all 
> copyright notices, including this notice, remain intact and that you do 
> not try to claim it as your own or try to sell it.  You may alter the 
> code as long as you send me any diffs (this will ensure that you have an 
> easier time of it when you upgrade ;).
> 
> 
> 
> 
> It looks quite free apart from the "as long as ... you do not ... try to 
> sell it" clause, which I think disqualifies it as free software despite 
> what the first sentence of the license terms states. Is this OK for 
> Extras or not?

I don't think so.

Nils
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