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Re: License query




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)
> 

Exactly many authors unfortunatly come up with their own license, as a
games SIG member I've got plenty of experience with those. Usually if
the license already is 99.9% free a polite mail (exchange) is all it
will take to get a 100% free license. OTOH if the license is restrictive
(which this one isn't) your chances of changing the author's mind are
less good.

Regards,

Hans


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