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Re: glimpse 4.17.4 - a new package for review
* Mon 2003-06-02 Christopher Faylor <email@example.com> list.cygwin-apps
| On Tue, Jun 03, 2003 at 01:28:00AM +0200, Hack Kampbjorn wrote:
| >Are we allowed to redistributed it? Yes, COPYRIGHT grants it "on a
| >nonprofit basis, and to use it for any purpose" (this is unclear any
| >purpose includes commercial use). And then clause 4
| >4. Any commercial use of this software will require a license.
| >Could this be a problem? Until now all the cygwin packages have been open
| >source software allowing commercial use.
| >I wouldn't touch this without a "go" from the legal department.
| I can't really get a "go" from our legal department on the cygwin net
| distribution since it really is entirely a volunteer department.
| I'd rather leave the onus on the person who is offerint the package.
| Please get a "go" from the people responsible for "glimpse".
| This package is on hold until that time.
I talked to glimpse staff. They said it's okay provided that there is
notice included in the package. They will supply one in later
releases. Until then /etc/postinstall/glimpse.sh writes a new file:
Glimpse is not free software. You need to purchase a license for any
commercial use of this software. For more information, see
http://glimpse.cs.arizona.edu/ => Licencing
Golda Velez <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote back:
Sure [you can include glimpse in Cygwin Net distribution, as long
as there is a README file or otherwise it is made clear that
commercial users are 'supposed' to purchase a license. Debian has
a 'nonfree' area of their distribution which would be appropriate
for glimpse, I've been meaning to package it up and put it there.
If there's no 'nonfree' area, how about we include a readme
that people are not likely to miss if they visit the install directory?
I've updated the packages. Here are them for evaluation:
Swatch @time http://www.ryanthiessen.com/swatch/resources.htm
Convert @time http://www.mir.com.my/iTime/itime.htm