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Re: [vox] GPL and LGPL license quiz

hi micah,

i finally managed got ahold of the authors.  they said they goofed when
they released the code -- they didn't know much about licensing or GPL
other than it was good thing.

one of authors said he was going to re-release chord 3 under pure GPL.
it wasn't a priority because they're now working on chord 4, which is a
java version.

i offered to maintain chord 3 on behalf of everyone who'd rather use the
C version than the java version.   :)

i guess the story has a happy ending.  they turned out to be well
meaning people who were just hard to get ahold of.


begin Micah J. Cowan <micah@cowan.name> 
> Doing this quiz reminded me of something: Pete, you know that softwrae
> you were having issues with? Maybe you should check through the source
> and verify that all of it truly came from the "original author" -
> because if they borrowed GPL code, then they may not legally
> distribute it under any terms more (or less) restrictive than the GPL.
> Just a thought...
> -Micah
> On Thu, Oct 17, 2002 at 09:44:10PM -0700, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > steve,
> > 
> > i didn't do much better -- 5 out of 9.  it's a hard quiz!   egads.  i
> > need to sit down and read the gpl faq.
> > 
> > thanks for posting this - it was very interesting!
> > 
> > pete
> > 
> > begin Steven Peck <speck@blkmtn.org> 
> > > With the recent discussionon licensing, I thought I would point out this link
> > > that may help towards understanding of the GPL and LGPL.  I got 4 right. :(
> > > 'course, I also don't right code yet.
> > > 
> > > http://www.gnu.org/cgi-bin/license-quiz.cgi
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