[sword-devel] Notice in licence agreement

DM Smith dmsmith at crosswire.org
Thu Apr 23 17:55:12 MST 2009

I like your suggestion. Give that CC are legal licenses, it appears  
that this summary is complete, perhaps drafted by lawyers :0

-- DM

On Apr 23, 2009, at 8:10 PM, Dmitrijs Ledkovs wrote:

> 2009/4/24 DM Smith <dmsmith at crosswire.org>:
>> I appreciate and understand that we (myself included) don' like it  
>> when
>> free/Free software is sold, especially when it is our effort, but  
>> the GPL
>> clearly allows for that. Even we can do that!
> Totally agree
>> The GLP requires that the user be told that the software source  
>> code is
>> free/Free and either be given a copy of it or told how to reliably  
>> get it
>> for free. The requirement of the GPL is not that the source is  
>> distributed,
>> but that it is either distributed or reliably obtainable (e.g. by  
>> mail, by
>> going to an URL that works, ...).
>> Most of these sellers don't do that.
>> The problems with any summary of the GPL is that they are almost  
>> always
>> wrong in some point.
> How about Creative Commons GPL v2.0 summary page link? it's  
> multilingual as well
> http://creativecommons.org/licenses/GPL/2.0/
> Here is what it says:
> The GNU General Public License is a Free Software license. Like any
> Free Software license, it grants to you the four following freedoms:
>   1. The freedom to run the program for any purpose.
>   2. The freedom to study how the program works and adapt it to your  
> needs.
>   3. The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor.
>   4. The freedom to improve the program and release your improvements
> to the public, so that the whole community benefits.
> You may exercise the freedoms specified here provided that you comply
> with the express conditions of this license. The principal conditions
> are:
>    * You must conspicuously and appropriately publish on each copy
> distributed an appropriate copyright notice and disclaimer of warranty
> and keep intact all the notices that refer to this License and to the
> absence of any warranty; and give any other recipients of the Program
> a copy of the GNU General Public License along with the Program. Any
> translation of the GNU General Public License must be accompanied by
> the GNU General Public License.
>    * If you modify your copy or copies of the program or any portion
> of it, or develop a program based upon it, you may distribute the
> resulting work provided you do so under the GNU General Public
> License. Any translation of the GNU General Public License must be
> accompanied by the GNU General Public License.
>    * If you copy or distribute the program, you must accompany it
> with the complete corresponding machine-readable source code or with a
> written offer, valid for at least three years, to furnish the complete
> corresponding machine-readable source code.
> -- 
> With best regards
> Dmitrijs Ledkovs (for short Dima),
> Ледков Дмитрий Юрьевич
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