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Re: License query



On Fri, 2006-05-12 at 09:01 -0500, Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-05-12 at 15:20 +0200, Nils Philippsen wrote:
> 
> > > 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.
> 
> That counts as a use-restriction license. I say no.
> 
> (See if you can get the author to remove the "as long as you do not try
> to sell it" clause)

and probably the "You may alter the code as long as you send me any
diffs" clause as well. Finding out we may not fix bugs because the
author isn't reachable is a not a pleasant thing I say.

Nils
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