Hi Johnny,

AFAIK, the netrek code is under a very liberal license. It is akin to
BSD so that shouldn't be a problem. Commercial use is fine as long as
you follow the license terms so it shouldn't have to go under
non-free. The cow client is listed in the Ubuntu repository already in
fact: http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/multiverse/n/netrek-client-cow/
BTW, shouldn't COW be in the new releases?

On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 4:06 PM, Johnny Solbu <johnny at solbu.net> wrote:
> Hi.
> I am in the process of packaging the COW client to Mageia, and possibly also Mandriva, and putting it in the non-free repository because of the current license. And I have a question about the license.
> The last day I have looked around for the license of the program, which I have found (copyright.h and copyright2.h).
> During my search I found this list, when in a message from may 2009 you got the permission to relicense "RES-RSA" under the BSD license.
> And I am wondering, is there any attempt to also relicence the client, and possibly the vanilla server under a Free Software license, like the BSD?
> The cow client and the vanila server are currently Non-free programs as it doesn't permitt commerical use, which the BSD and GPL licenses allow.
> Or is it already under the BSD-licence and someone have forgotten to update/add a licence to the package stateing that it is relicenced?
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