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Re: scientific license - fedora compatible?

Jonathan Underwood wrote:

> Not that it should be taken as authority, but wikipedia has this to
> say about gnuplot:
> The program is distributed under a license which permits copying and
> modification of the source code. However, modified versions are only
> allowed to be distributed as patch files: as such, the gnuplot licence
> is not compatible with the GPL, and is not free software (according to
> FSF, DFSG, and OSI).

The assertion that gnuplot's license doesn't comply with OSI's definition
isn't clear (not to me anyway).   The only possible problem seems to be:

>From http://opensource.org/docs/definition.php
3. Derived Works
The license must allow modifications and derived works, and must allow them
to be distributed under the same terms as the license of the original

As I see it, gnuplot *does* allow modifications... under the same terms...

-- Rex

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