On Sat, Oct 27, 2001 at 05:40:44PM +1000, James Cameron wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 26, 2001 at 11:27:35AM -0400, Dave Ahn wrote:
> > James, perhaps it's time to revisit this licensing issue and either
> > rerelease netrek under an existing OSS license or create our own.
> I agree, and I prefer rereleasing under an existing OSS license, but I
> have no idea how this is done.  Is it simply a matter of sticking the
> GPL on it and thus violating the 'without fee' clause of the old 
> license?
> I suspect I am not qualified to make this judgement.  I'll need some
> opinions.

Back when we had this discussion I received emails from several key netrek
contributors that gave blanket permission regarding their code.  Since
quite a bit of the netrek code has been patched/modified/rewritten at
this point by the current developers, I think it's safe to just put out a
notice as to what we intend to do, wait a week or two for comments, then
proceed.  Perhaps this can be done for Vanilla 3.0.  The only real question
is which OSS license to use.  I recall a lot of people having problems with
the GPL.

Dave Ahn | ahn at vec.wfubmc.edu | Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

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