mstefani at redhat.com
Wed Nov 2 11:34:22 UTC 2005
On Mon, Oct 31, 2005 at 01:16:05PM -0500, Hank Kilmer wrote:
> The intent of the license to to maintain recognition but still allow
> free use.
Full ACK here.
> We have discussed updating the license to make it more
> "standard" and clear - more later on that.
Please do so. I know license discussions drift easily into big flame wars
that can go on for months but a known license can ease the adoption of
a software. There is already a license jungle in the OSS world.
> You are free to use it as described.
Thanks, will do.
Just to crosscheck it: Hank Kilmer and Henry Kilmer (the name in the
COPYING file) are the same person. Google seems to confirm this e.g.
> Michael Stefaniuc wrote:
> >while trying to improve the rancid spec file i got from Dan Pfleger so i
> >can start testing rancid i run into a non technical problem: the
> >license. I have read the COPYING file and there is the "non-commerical
> >purposes" limitation for copying, modifying and redistribution. But
> >there is no mention of "use" of the software in there.
> >I googled around and what i found is that FreshMeat shows as license
> >"Other/Proprietary License"
> >(http://themes.freshmeat.net/projects/rancid/) and Debian marks it as
> >"non-free" (http://packages.debian.org/unstable/source/rancid). Couldn't
> >find any previous license discussions for rancid that's why i'm asking now.
> >To me the software looks like an advertising BSD license with some
> >non-commercial restrictions but IANAL so i asked one. His answer was: "I
> >would ask that you contact the maintainers and ask that they clarify
> >that the non-commercial restriction applies only to re-distribution, not
> >to use, copying or modification."
> >What we want to do is to use the rancid internaly at Red Hat, not to
> >sell it, not to distribute it and not to sell any services based on it.
> >Only pure internal use.
> > michael
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