To whomever it may concern,
Given the confusion (see mail history) on some license issue I wrote some time ago.
I hereby release all versions of 2xSai, old and new, under the GNU General Public License,
version 2 or (at your option) any later version.
I did in fact give the ZSNES and probably some other projects permission a long time ago
(don't remember exactly when, but probably when it was either first featured or it
went from closed source -> GPL), but I guess it wasn't documented as such in the
For future reference you probably can ping me.
--- On Tue, 10/13/09, Jason A. Spiro <jasonspiro4(a)gmail.com> wrote:
From: Jason A. Spiro <jasonspiro4(a)gmail.com>
Subject: Re: 2xSai has an unclear license and may be removed from a number of programs
in Fedora Linux
To: "Derek Liauw" <derekl666(a)yahoo.com>, "Derek Liauw Kie Fa"
<derek-liauw(a)usa.net>, "Robert J. Ohannessian"
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 4:00 AM
Thanks for your reply Derek.
What's your new email address?
I don't check this e-mail often but it's still "in use". Now if
yahoo had a forward feature I would use it, but alas...
It would be very helpful if I could write to that email
address and CC
a public mailing list. This might cause you to get
more email about
2xSaI. [ You don't have to reply to all the emails;
if need be, you
can just reply with the three words "Sorry, I'm busy". :)
] May I
please do that CC'ing, even though your new email address
Can I forward emails we have sent to each other to public
lists or forums?
I looked for a public Snes9x source repository but its repo
actually nonpublic, and Snes9x is under a "non-commercial
freeware license. In zsnes's public repo 2xsai.cpp
is there in
the "deleted files" section of /src/video, but there's no
even in the revision log, that you gave this
permission. So I fear
that people will incorrectly think ZSNES relicensed your
your permission. Plus, there are multiple versions of
Considering both these points, I think the best thing to do
reply to this message with a permission notice.
Please CC it to a
public mailing list like fedora-legal-list(a)redhat.com
Either one is fine, but pick only one.
Pick according to your distro preference, or pick
if you don't care. Write the words "I hereby release
all versions of
2xSai, old and new, under the GNU General Public License,
version 2 or
(at your option) any later version".
^ . http://www.snes9x.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=4334
^ . http://zsnes.cvs.sourceforge.net/viewvc/zsnes/zsnes/src/video/?hideattic=0
On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 3:52 PM, Derek Liauw <derekl666(a)yahoo.com>
> It's been at least 11 years since I wrote the code and
at least 7 years since
> I checked this e-mail lol... So just saw this
(somewhat old) by chance. So
> hope this still helps.
> To be honest I don't care what happens to the code
> Whatever .zip file is around is probably from my old
> If I remember correctly I agreed that newer versions
of the code could be
> released under GPL with ZSNES a long time ago (which I
integrated and agreed
> with the original author "_zsKnight").
> And yes I probably neglected to update all
pre-existing files/my abandoned
> website and such.
> My bad, but 1. I don't think my website exists
anymore. 2. If it does exist
> I probably don't know how to update it and the .zip
distro. 3. I haven't
> felt like making a new website for quite a while :P 4.
I consider ZSNES or
> the Snes9x projects as the new "source" of the
file(s), since those are newer
> versions / I more or less integrated them there, and I
assume the files
> source files already have a GPL license. (my memory
isn't that great).
> Hope that helps.
> --- On Thu, 7/30/09, Jason A. Spiro <jasonspiro4(a)gmail.com>
>> From: Jason A. Spiro <jasonspiro4(a)gmail.com>
>> Subject: 2xSaI has an unclear license and may be
removed from a number of programs in Fedora Linux
>> To: "Derek Liauw Kie Fa" <derek-liauw(a)usa.net>,
"Derek Liauw Kie Fa" <derekl666(a)yahoo.com>,
"Robert J. Ohannessian" <voidstar(a)ifrance.com>
>> Date: Thursday, July 30, 2009, 11:06 PM
>> Derek's website has a downloadable copy of
>> available for
>> download. The text of the website says "GPL",
>> readme file
>> says something contradictory:
>> 2xSaI Utility v0.7 Copyright (c)
>> Derek Liauw Kie Fa, 1999
>> Comments, Suggestions, Questions, Bugs etc.: derek-liauw(a)usa.net
>> This program is free for non-commercial use.
>> Is the program GPLed (which means it is free to
>> modify, and
>> more), or is it merely free for non-commercial
>> If it is GPLed,
>> then Derek, could you please update the zipfile to
>> and email
>> me the updated file?
>> If you do not answer, then Fedora Linux may have
to rip out
>> 2xSaI from
>> many programs included on the Fedora DVD. This
>> be a lot of work,
>> and will make those programs worse. :) This
>> because Fedora does
>> not allow software which is only free for
>> use on their
>> DVD. They require that the DVD be allowed to be
>> Note that I don't represent or volunteer for
>> I am just
>> telling you their policies.
>> Kind regards,
>> -Jason Spiro
>> ^ . http://web.archive.org/elektron.its.tudelft.nl/~dalikifa/