On Monday, 15 July 2013 at 23:10, Tom Callaway wrote:
On 07/15/2013 04:56 PM, Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski
> I'm considering packaging reduce from here:
> However, the licence seems to be non-free, despite saying
> "This is free software":
> // NOTICE: This is free software and the source code is freely
> // available. You are free to redistribute or modify under the
> // conditions that (1) this notice is not removed or modified
> // in any way and (2) any modified versions of the program are
> // also available for free.
> // ** Absolutely no Warranty **
> Am I correct?
That is a poorly worded license. You might email them and ask them to
clarify the meaning of clause (2). I still think I'd want them to reword
it or drop it though. If they mean "free" as in "not for sale", it
non-free. If they mean "free" as in "under the same license terms",
maybe... although I could still read that as potentially non-free. I'm
not sure what they're trying to prevent in clause (2).
Thanks, Tom. That's what I thought as well. I sent them an e-mail asking
to relicense under MIT or BSD if possible or at least clarify the text.
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